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,
but it is probably difficult for any of us to love
anyone, all the time.
In a week's time we may find some who will "rub
us the wrong way" by something they do or say."
If their 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 May 3, 1979)