Wounding Others

I just saw this quote in someone’s email today. Love it! It shows how bright some of those “older saints” were.

“No one heals himself by wounding another.” Ambrose of Milan

Every thing we do in this world has the potential to do immeasurable damage to people or bring immeasurable healing to them. The most dangerous among us are those who think they have to hurt others to get what they think makes them whole. The problem is the act of wounding may do even more damage to the one doing the wounding than it does to the one wounded! You don’t find healing by tearing down others, you just find more pain.

The world generates enough damage of its own with out those of us who are seeking to follow Christ adding to it. Live loved and love others the same way he loves you.

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  1. Joyce W February 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    So true….If we live loved, we will experience the transformation that enables us to love others as he loves us…
    Thanks Wayne…for this reminder….

  2. Joyce W February 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    So true….If we live loved, we will experience the transformation that enables us to love others as he loves us…
    Thanks Wayne…for this reminder….

  3. Debbie February 8, 2011 at 4:14 am

    sometimes it is so much easier said than done…I had to ask my ex a delicate question about the change in his child support and was straight away being accused of being disrespectful to his ‘goodwill’ and if I asked anymore questions or showed any hint of disrespect his goodwill will be cut off 🙁

  4. Debbie February 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    sometimes it is so much easier said than done…I had to ask my ex a delicate question about the change in his child support and was straight away being accused of being disrespectful to his ‘goodwill’ and if I asked anymore questions or showed any hint of disrespect his goodwill will be cut off 🙁

  5. Doug February 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I like the post and while I agree I think it is missing something. I am personally growing to the point where I refuse to carry offense. That is I’m becoming more like Christ. Life is not about me. It is time for Christians who “get hurt” by others, or the “church” should quit making “it” about them getting hurt. Jesus refused to carry offense and truly loved them who hurt them. I can also. Grow in intimacy with your Father and you’re perspective will change toward those who “damage you.”

    I promise you God ultimately will not blame the “institution” for your hurt and therefore your negative responses from that. You and I are responsible for ourselves and our reactions. I’m telling you NO church our person is able to stall my relationship with God because my relationship with God is not founded on the institution or others. It is founded on God who is crazy about me and I’m getting more crazy about Him.

    “Hurt people” should rise up and be the man/woman of God and learn to be the “mercy-giver” to those who strike out at them. Come on, any person living in love with Father has the ability to love and let offense go. Don’t sell God and His power short in your life!

  6. Doug February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I like the post and while I agree I think it is missing something. I am personally growing to the point where I refuse to carry offense. That is I’m becoming more like Christ. Life is not about me. It is time for Christians who “get hurt” by others, or the “church” should quit making “it” about them getting hurt. Jesus refused to carry offense and truly loved them who hurt them. I can also. Grow in intimacy with your Father and you’re perspective will change toward those who “damage you.”

    I promise you God ultimately will not blame the “institution” for your hurt and therefore your negative responses from that. You and I are responsible for ourselves and our reactions. I’m telling you NO church our person is able to stall my relationship with God because my relationship with God is not founded on the institution or others. It is founded on God who is crazy about me and I’m getting more crazy about Him.

    “Hurt people” should rise up and be the man/woman of God and learn to be the “mercy-giver” to those who strike out at them. Come on, any person living in love with Father has the ability to love and let offense go. Don’t sell God and His power short in your life!

  7. Kent February 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Doug, I think you missed the point of this blog post.

  8. Kent February 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Doug, I think you missed the point of this blog post.

  9. pam February 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Honest answers, taking a step back, not receiving damaging words from another, standing up for justice are acts of mercy. When the root of the action is bitterness and revenge, it becomes wounding. Some people do this wounding in the name of honesty. They are not being honest with themselves. Being a human being is tricky business. Thank God for Grace.

  10. pam February 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Honest answers, taking a step back, not receiving damaging words from another, standing up for justice are acts of mercy. When the root of the action is bitterness and revenge, it becomes wounding. Some people do this wounding in the name of honesty. They are not being honest with themselves. Being a human being is tricky business. Thank God for Grace.

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