St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi said “Never utter in your neighbor’s absence what you would not say in their presence.” I have learned first hand the value of following this advice.
Jesus taught us to go one step further when He instructed us in the Holy Bible to…“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matthew 5:44, King James Version). How wonderful the world would be if everyone followed Jesus’ advice!
Loving people that mistreat you is possible when the Holy Spirit lives inside you and empowers you. Start each day full of God’s love and discover the joy of sharing that love with others. Even those who you feel don’t deserve it.
Prayer: Jesus, pour Your love into me. Empower me to love those who have wronged me.
Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff