August 22, Today’s thought – Let It Rest!

storyteller 003The Storyteller, from New Mexico

Good Morning

Thinketh no evil. 1 Corinthians 13:5

“Let it rest!”

Ah! how many hearts on the brink of anxiety and disquietude, by this simple sentence have been made calm and happy.

Some proceeding has wounded us by its want of tact; let it rest; no one will think of it again.

A harsh or unjust sentence irritates us, let it rest; whosoever may have given vent to it will be pleased to see it forgotten.

A painful scandal is about to estrange us from an old friend; let it rest, and thus preserve our charity and peace of mind.

A suspicious look is on the point of cooling our affection; let it rest; our look of trust will restore confidence.

Fancy! we, who are so careful to remove the briars from our pathway for fear they should wound, yet take pleasure in collecting and piercing our hearts with thorns that meet us in our daily intercourse with one another.
How childish and unreasonable we are!
~~Gold Dust

Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. KJV

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you. Amplified Bible

Be ye kind . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours. Leslie

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