“Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel..” Proverbs 11:17
Have you ever felt like this?
You just had a conversation with someone, and it didn’t go very well. They said something that either rubbed you the wrong way, or maybe felt like a jab at your heart… you walk away feeling a little uneasy, maybe burdened..you’re not sure what just happened, but inside you wish you would have been a little nicer…
I have… and I so hate that feeling!
When we looked at what Jesus told the Religious leaders about the greatest commandment…..” Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your souls and with all your mind. We didn’t look at the rest of what He said, which was this…
“And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself “
Can you see a correlation here?
When we are kind our very own souls are nourshied…and when we love other people as we love ourselves, we are walking hand in hand with God’s own heart, and that is a beautiful feeling :)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you so much for your kindness and hope in every situation! Dear Lord, when we are feeling uncomfortable, or our hearts are feeling threatened, will you remind us that You are near… that we can take a deep breath, and let Your love penetrate our thoughts helping us to respond in a way that nourishes our very own souls, and the joy alive in our hearts.. That would be awesome!
We love, and need your goodness so very much…
In Jesus’s Name,
Live in Love,