God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
(Matthew 5: 7-9)
Working for peace?
These virtues take humility, awareness of people’s feelings, and sensitivity to how I interact with them.
I believe I have a good heart and want to serve people and make a difference. But sometimes I’m so self-focused, I’m not aware of other people’s feelings. So unless I’m leading the dance, I step on their toes.
If you know me and you’re reading this, I know I’m this way. I see it. But I’m trapped in lifelong habits. Even though I don’t want to be insensitive, it has been a way of protecting myself from getting hurt. It’s scary coming out.
Here I come!