“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8&9
We tell the little children the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” However I am afraid as we grow older we actually begin to do unto others as we think they have done unto us.
On the first page of the Bible God said that like would beget like. So it follows that hurt begets hurt. The only way out of the cycle is to be radical like Jesus, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Mat 5:44.
Happy Friday! -PB