“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
It’s not our job to change the people God puts into our lives- it’s our job to love them. If God wants to change them, He will do it.
You can’t change someone’s past; you NEED to accept them for everything they are, or just move on. “We tend to not show as much grace to those who sin differently than we do.” We’re all sinners. A sin is a sin is a sin. Forgive. You were.
You leave a little piece of yourself with every single person you encounter. Make that piece beautiful. Always be careful of your actions, because you’re forever creating a memory. Problems are created by the choices we make. So before you act, think carefully.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Become a tool for and of goodness. Embrace your trials and tribulations… life experiences give you an advantage, so long as you can grow and learn, and not dwell in the pain and suffering.
Some of the greatest love shown isn’t through scripture and Bible verses; it’s shown through actual, loving, caring, Christ-like behavior. Surround yourself with people who lead by example and who don’t ever compromise their word, their values, or their morals. It’s easy to make excuses. It’s harder to stay true.
“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”
Get off your high horse. It’ll hurt when you hit the ground.
The deepest, greatest losses are those that go on living… the losses you can see can haunt a person more than the losses we suffer, but have no choice to accept are gone forever.
“When you have established that one alternative is good and the other is evil, there is no justification for the choice of a mixture. There is no justification ever for choosing any part of what you know to be evil.”