“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse” (Romans 12:14).
GOD COMMANDS US to bless our fellow men, even those who wrong us. Why? Because words of blessing will edify the character of those who receive them. Who needs character building more that people capable of persecuting other human beings? They still have not realized how wrong it is to behave this way. If we curse them rather than bless them, it will be even harder for them to understand the meaning of blessing.
When we bless, we reaffirm the good in another person and it prompts him or her pursue praiseworthy ideals. Blessing means to give someone all our love, while at the same time we wish them well; it means placing the other person in God’s hands. A mother’s blessing to her child will be with him till last day of life, and it will be an incentive for him to achieve his goals.
The words, “curse” may sound a little harsh to your ears, and indeed it is. For it means doing and wishing evil to someone. To curse means to hurt with words, and this includes denigrating, making fun of belittling, nicknaming, criticizing and worse; it’s to condemn others to destruction in all aspects of life. Cursing is the result of a heart hardened by arrogance and pride, which only acknowledges itself as valuable.
Love is expressed by blessing; it implies saying words of praise, and performing acts of kindness, courtesy and care. When we bless, we become a spring from which life flows. It’s necessary to develop an attitude of blessing, spreading words that will generate encouragement, strength and a search too the good that is outside and inside each person.
To bless is to see others through God’s eyes, harboring good wishes. Set us begin this day by blessing our children, our friends, our parents and out spouse. Bless your day, your home and your life; with your words, express God’s grace and love, wishing the best for yourself, others and today’s events. When you do so, you will eliminate ruin, poverty and misery of a heart that is hardened by sin.
Like the anonymous poet, let us say, “It’s hard to accept people as they are, and not as 1 wish them to be; it’s hard, very hard, but 1 am learning to love like God loves.»