God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rules - 3:12

12.  Never do anything in anger, but carefully think it over first lest you come to regret it, & gain thereby a bad name.  Meanwhile your anger will have cooled, & when you have again come to yourself you will be able to discern what you have to do.  Always make a difference between one who wrongs you through lack of foresight & against his will, & one who does so deliberately & with malice.  To the former show grace, to the latter justice.

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4 comments:

Jan said...

This is a great post Shirlee. I try to live by these words on a daily basis. God is good. Have a beautiful day. Janice-Black Creek primitives

Angela said...

Shirlee, I need to think of this one more often than not. I am realizing the older I get the easier it is for me to show my anger. The simplest of things seem to bother me where as years ago I would not have given it a second thought. I do try to think before I speak as I do not want to hurt anyone with words because I know how it feels to be hurt myself. Yes this is a good rule for us all to take heed to. Thanks for sharing
Angela

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hmmmm....I'm intrigued by that last thought - about discerning between the intent behind the wrong and how you treat the wrong-doer....I'll have to ponder on that a bit....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

annie said...

So many times, I don't believe I do think when I'm angered. I act instead, it never fails but to bring the situation lower. How right you are in your rule, now to ponder, to ponder.