If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
If each of us could live to that standard we’d be doing all of the other people in our lives a great deal of good. I guess this is what a Christian is supposed to do. To strive to follow the word set down. See, I’m still learning. Not there yet. But I’m getting there, and understanding more, and opening my heart more.
I forgive all of those who’ve hurt me, in some way. In saying that I want to forget the pain, move past it, and heal. It’s time.