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Non Violent Jesus / Non Violent Me
By Brenda Dianne Corney
June 15, 2018
Where does violence start in me? Well, it seems to start in my thoughts.
A wise master said that our thoughts think. When you think that thought it is like placing a feather on the doorstep on a windy day. When you come back you will not find it. That is the miracle of prayer. It goes out from me and creates God's greatest good in the world. Unfortunately not all the feathers placed on the doorstep are prayers.
Words are like bundling up fifty pounds of feathers in a box, labelling who it is for and putting on the stamps to deliver it. Once the words are out they cannot be returned to you. They can benefit the world greatly or they can bring pain and discord. They can be apologised for and forgiven but they have done their work for better or for worse.
Are my words worthy of the intention of our heart?
Actions are the truth tellers, they shine light on my words and reveal the truth of them - the truth I sometimes do not want to see or have others see. They are my reflection in the clear water of the essence of God.
Do I believe what I say? Do I walk the path I have chosen? To what or whom do I belong? My actions will tell me that.