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The paragraph below will end with a peaceful resolution for the "self". However,
a "feeling" of peace in and of itself does nothing to resolve injustice occurring in
the immediate world around the "self". If injustice is heard of, known of, witnessed
or experienced, it is commanded of us to be as "light to the world" and not hide
"under a bushel".
It is commanded of us to be "good samaritans" in the world, and to own our
righteous anger. There is no excuse for not exposing the truth to light, nor for
not taking righteous action within our capacity to do so. Furthermore, apathy or
inaction is a repudiation of the truth and a defense for the deception.
Living a "convenient comfortable" delusion of self-peace is evading responsibility, while very dangerously "dulling" the conscience and "dumbing" it down more into
the "self". We are responsible for the justice and peace of our fellowmen within society, not just for the peace within "ourselves". Let us not forget there is no
"peace-for-all" if peace stops with "self".
So how does one begin to restore the peace within one's own heart?
If one's life is greatly harmed and treated with reckless disregard, how
is a gracious respect regained for those not willing to acknowledge
their errors? It begins with the grace of humility. Only with the
strength of that humility can one begin to survive such trauma,
much less hope to emerge without ill-will.
As the bullets of "bullying" and "wrongdoings" strike, humility only
allows endurance for the initial battle. To emerge without feelings of
enmity is the more difficult fight. In this latter battle it is commanded
of us to "forgive", but not for the sake of only "getting-on-with-life".