Thanks so much, Aletha. This is so appropriate for this world today, where so many of us bad-mouth each other, gossip about folks, talk back to authority and generally make trouble for everyone.
God tells us in His word that some of this is the same as murdering someone. That's very important to try to remember.
Let us try to remember Jesus' word from Matthew:
"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:43-48)
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"So, may you have peace and joy in your hearts all the days of your lives." ~ Frances Reid