Friday, April 23, 2010

"Life is Too Short to Waste Time Hating Anyone"

One last post from God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours.

In her essay on "Life is Too Short to Waste Time Hating Anyone", Regina Brett quotes the "Big Book" from Alcoholics Anonymous:

If you have a resentment you want to be free of, if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent, you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free. Ask for their health, their prosperity, their happiness, and you will be free. Even when you don't really want it for them, and your prayers are only words and you don't mean it, go ahead and do it anyway. Do it every day for two weeks and you will find you have come to mean it and to want it for them, and you will realize that where you used to feel bitterness and resentment and hatred, you now feel compassionate understanding and love.

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