Wednesday, December 11, 2013


According to the dictionary, the word "incite" means to provoke or urge on.

A religious quote I found said: "Do not let your hatred of [a person] or people incite you to aggression."

"Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger and a disposition towards hostility. Commonly held moral rules, such as the Golden Rule, oppose universal hatred towards another."

Romans 12:19: Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

1 Thessalonians 5:15: See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

I am reminded of the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary says a Grinch is an “unpleasant person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment”. "We all know that the real reason he hated Christmas was that his heart was too small." Let your heart be open for the holidays.

""The last thing he took was the log for their fire!" To ruin Christmas, the Grinch knew he had to get EVERYTHING, every last speck from the Whos’ houses. But guess what? They didn't care that everything was missing because they knew that material things are not the point of Christmas. Christmas may but come once a year but the essentials of the season, like coming together as community and giving back to those in need, stay with us all year long."

No presents doesn't mean no Christmas. Good food and good company makes everything better. In the end, the Grinch made it up to the Whos and sat down to a meal with them.

The moral of this is: grow your heart bigger; don't incite people against another; do not seek vengeance or repay evil with hatred.

Do not let a Grinch steal your happiness or Christmas; we need more peace and love in this world.

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