“Anger is my meat; I sup upon myself, and so shall starve with feeding.”
How many of you hold grudges?
I know I have a tendency to. It runs in my family.
But I just read a piece of Shakespeare’s that took the meaning of grudge to a whole new level.
It’s called CORIOLANUS, and I won’t give anything away about it, but you should really read it sometime.
I will say that the title character is betrayed and vows revenge.
How often do we take to heart every wrong done to us?
How often do we let thoughts of these transgressions destroy our peace of mind?
If you asked me these questions, I would have to say one simple phrase:
All the time.
I have held on to things for years that shouldn’t have even been a blip on my radar.
You’re probably praying right now that I don’t use the verse talking about vengeance being His.
You probably already know it anyway.
But please take it from someone who has let these things choke the life out of him for years, let it go.
The only thing holding grudges does is eat away at YOU.
The other person……they’ll be fine.
Anger is addictive. And contagious.
You spread it with each word you say. You even spread it with each breath you breathe.
There’s enough anger out there already…..don’t you think?
If you don’t, turn on a television.
Now, ask me how it turned out for the character in Shakespeare’s play.
Let’s just say that if you were to look up a list of his plays, sorted by type, this one would be in the “tragedy” category.
Our time is too precious to waste in anger.
Our time is better spent spreading other things.
Like the Word.
Vaya con Dios