Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break that chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
— Rabbi Yehuda Berg
Dear Ones, this truth explains why people do the things they do—to us. It also, if we’re honest, explains why we do the things we do– to ourselves & others. To break the chains of anger, attack, retaliation, guilt, we must recognize our part in the pattern, then amend – adjust, revise, stop repeating—our harmful behavior. Thus we clean up- & stay on- our own side of the street, where we’re neither available to be hurt, nor tempted to hurt another.
– Rev. Melinda