Sunday, February 15, 2009

Soulful Sunday: Shock Absorbers

"become the shock absorbers of this world.
To receive a blow and to refuse to pass it on is an act that requires extraordinary generosity. For most people, it does not come naturally. We are too hard and resistant to be able to absorb the effect of an injury (physical or emotional) before we pass it on to a neighbor. We must become softer, gentler, more loving people, receiving a blow but unable by the fabric of our lives to transmit the force of it.
Love and forgiveness are the special vocation of the Christian, and when we exercise them we are able to find healing for our own wounds and offer balm for the healing of others."
-Marcia Hollis

Luke 6:31- "Do to others as you would have them do to you."

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