Sunday, 13 February 2011

Instead...

... of my posting from yesterday, which has been removed I offer this as a reminder to me in particular:


"You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of him who gives and kindles joy in the heart of him who receives. All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other. We condemn others only because we shun knowing ourselves. When we gaze at our own failings, we see such a swamp that nothing in another can equal it. That is why we turn away, and make much of the faults of others. Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgement. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult and outrage and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil."
           —St Seraphim of Sarov

This thoughtful passage was found at this website:  http://mollysabourin.typepad.com/ 


 My original posting although in some ways justified, left me feeling uneasy, after all two wrongs don't make a right, all words thrown out into the ether have the power to hurt or heal. 

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