Friday, November 12, 2010
The most difficult things
“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong.'”
~Sydney J. Harris
I read this the other day, and it really touched my heart with it's truth. Especially in the disposable world we live in today. Think about how hard it is to return love for hate. How difficult it is to be nice, when others around you are not. Think for a moment how easy it is to follow the crowd. How much you want to blend in and not be different. Think how very embarrassing it is to admit that you were wrong and to do your best to make it right. All of these seemingly simple things seem to me to be the ones that are most difficult to be true to. And yet, if we are, how much more Christlike would we be?
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love". Mother Teresa