No Hate Zone

 

There is an old saying that there is a thin line between love and hate.  Both are very intense emotions but they are at opposite ends of the emotional spectrum.

Love comes so naturally and it flows from the heart.  Hate (or at least extremely strong dislike) may start as a flash emotion but then it must be fed so it can grow and grow.  That “feeling” takes time, energy and thought and it steals from the rest of your life.

 

Is it really worth it?  Stealing the energy to hate someone means another part of your life is being cheated.  So, what’s a better idea?  When you feel such anger toward another person, rather than letting it grow to hate, stop and pray for that person.  It’s difficult to pray for someone and hate them at the same time.

 

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar.  For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

1 John 4:20

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