Sponsored by www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/OH/Southern-Park Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger, and of great kindness. I will extol you, O my God and King, and I will bless your name forever and ever. The LORD is good to all and compassionate toward all his works. Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you. Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom and speak of your might. Let them make known to men your might and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom. Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages, and your dominion endures through all generations. Is 45:8 Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Savior.
It's funny how the sharp words of one careless homosapien can inflict such deep wounds, isn't it? #NotFunnyAtAll
I used the word careless with full intent because, and perhaps it's just the eternal optimist in me, I believe that the majority of cutting, biting remarks hurled from person to person typically come from a place of pure ignorance.
Indeed I am clinging to the notion that most times, folks are simply unaware of how powerful their hurtful words can be...especially to those of us with a heightened sense of empathy.
Oh, and just for the record, you heartless horde, feeling emotions deeply is NOT a sign of weakness. In fact, it often denotes advanced intelligence. Okay, I may have invented that statistic. I digress.
But the point is, the opposite is equally true.
It only takes a solitary earthling uttering something charitable or sympathetic or gentle or considerate ... and voila, all's right with the world. At least someone's world, you dig?
So the real question is: which homosapien would you like to be? And before you answer, remember that Santa can see you ... but so can someone far more important, yo. Not to mention that reflection you've got to face eventually, Capisce?