The more I watch the news, the more I want to give up on humanity.
The more I see people flipping others off because they were cut off in traffic, the more I shake my head.
The more rants and arguments I see ensue on Facebook over childish comments that stem from nothing else other than ego, the more bitter I become.
People do some messed up things in this world. Its's disheartening and straight up appalling. It irks me, gets under my skin, and makes me want to throw fists at times.
But before I do, I say F 'em.
Seriously. F people.
F their attitudes, their disrespect, and their ignorance.
I'm done with thinking about them, worrying about them, and stressing about them.
I'm done with letting them affect me.
I say FORGIVE THEM.
Ahhhhh I know that stinks to hear.
A big fat FORGIVENESS.
This doesn't mean you can't put your foot down and take a stance.
This doesn't mean you can't fight for what's right and stand up for a cause.
This doesn't mean you're condoning or promoting anything.
Remember, forgiveness isn't passive weakness, it's massive strength.
It releases grudges, animosity, and turmoil.
It helps you stoop when others want to throw rocks.
It helps you heal when others harbor pain.
It helps you get back up when you get knocked down.
Heck no it's not easy and no doubt there are situations where I'm not sure I'll be able to.
We do it not out of pity.
Or because of an I'm better than you mentality.
But because we're not any better.
Mercy was had on us, so we show it.
We forgive because we were forgiven.
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV)."