Concurring with Martin Luther King Jr., “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiples toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says “Love your enemies,” he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies– or else? The chain reaction of evil–hate begetting hate, wars producing wars–must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”
This is not HR related. It’s people related. We must understand others, encourage others, be kind, and most importantly spread love. With this regard, a wise woman advised me to begin my day with a daily devotional and prayer. The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations by Joyce Meyer is a must read.
It is based on her #1 New York Times bestseller, The Confident Woman. Meyer taps into the concerns and issues that trouble women most. She provides encouragement and tools to help resolve problems in the areas of life women struggle with most–including confidence, self image, and relationships. It is easy to get caught up in what the coming weeks, months, or years might hold and forget to slow down and live in the present. This powerful daily devotional will help women on their journey towards a confident life filled with love, laughter, and God’s acceptance, one day at time.
This helps tremendously both personally and professionally. It’s a great start to the day. If you do not have a daily devotional to begin your day with, I highly recommended The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Inspirations.
We all know that difficult days are ahead of us. However, we must pray! Pray for ourselves, family, friends, city, state, nation and our world. Let’s work for a positive resolve beginning with the lives that we touch from day to day.
People are hurting, our world is hurting….
As a final note: our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, the Dallas Police Officers, as well as their family, friends and loved ones.
We need healing. Our world needs healing.