Thursday, June 28, 2012

At What Cost?


     Can you relate to this caption?  I'm not talking about pet accidents at your house but an unrestrained force within you.  Sometimes our end goal of something is more important to us than the destructive path we took to get there.
     How we approach someone with advice can speak louder than the actual words spoken. There are several Proverbs on the value of a soft, kind spoken word rather than a harsh one.  Proverbs 15:1  ''A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.'' 
     Our actions without words can cause the same destructive path.  I think of car chases where innocent people are hurt because the cop won't let the criminal go at whatever cost.  There needs to be some thought put into how we handle things before we act upon them.
     Our emotions can take us on a bipolar rollercoaster path too.  As in our sermon from last night, self control and waiting for the right time can keep us from going off track.  We can get so fired up, that we can question where the words are coming from, truth or feelings?
     The means to an end has important meaning in itself, not always justifying the end.