Guest end3 Posted November 19, 2018 Share Posted November 19, 2018 I think we have all done this....our actions not congruent with our basal feelings towards someone....i.e., we don't act with love but choose our needs sometimes. The key is there are many times where we don't realize in our time of need that our actions are hurting others....that if we had known, we wouldn't have chosen those actions or those words. Our selfishness hurt someone else not as a function of intent, but as a function of ignorance. Had I known X when I was twenty, I wouldn't have chosen an action that was not congruent with X. It's not that people are necessarily bad, I think that it's largely a matter of ignorance. They didn't want to hurt us....we didn't want to hurt them ultimately, but our actions at that time were a function of our history and circumstance. My question is why are we unable, regardless of how much we would desire, to understand when our needs are greater than our love for others. And then the ability to act in love rather than selfishness. Luke 6 supports this.....and I think Paul also said, paraphrasing....why do I do things I don't want to do. And the ultimate kicker....these "revelations" come to us over time....seemingly not on our schedule......as if there were an external something controlling our steps towards an "agape" love. Pass the plate for me....this shit ain't free. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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