Remember the childhood phrase, “Sticks and stones an hurt my bones but words can never hurt me?” Now think about how often we are hurt by the words of another person. Most of us are very sensitive towards the words and actions of other people, rarely seeking refuge in the Love of God. Next time someone does something that hurts you, focus on God’s Love instead of the evil thoughts that can easily follow these times. Gradually, God’s Love will set you free.
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, I am so thankful for all that You have done for me. I thank You for Loving me and helping me understand what Love is – I learn You. Amen. Strengthen me in times that are difficult, aiding me when I am hurt so that I can love even my enemies. I know that through You, all things are possible, and I humbly ask that You help me grow with You on life’s journey. In your holy name I pray, Amen.