DISARM OUR HOSTILITY 615
"If we could read the secret history of our
enemies," wrote Longfellow, "we should find
in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough
to disarm all hostility."
It is easy for most of us to love someone often,
but it is probably difficult for any of us to love
anyone, all the time.
In a week's time we may find someone who rubs
us the wrong way by something they say or do.
If a person's life's history were flashed before us,
perhaps we would be less quick to judge harshly,
or condemn severely.
O God, Give us thy grace sufficient enough
to disarm all our hostility. In Jesus name, Amen
(First published on April 15, 1978, with revisions
made on April 17,2022)