I am so grateful for the insights shared by Lois Carlson in her Sentinel chat called “A spiritual defense against bullying” [January 9, “Facing down bullies in your life”]. She explains how to best approach bullying: not by disrespecting bullies, but by remembering their spiritual nature as God’s children. And that all of us, including those who seem to bully, “exist to make God known.” It was also very insightful to read about standing up to “the mental tendencies in our own thought to put ourselves down.” I have at times felt quite dominated by various “bullies” in my thought: anxiety, sorrow, fear, lack, and so on. I was inspired by Ms. Carlson’s assurance that because we are each endowed with dominion, “just like God said in the first chapter of Genesis, we are endowed with the authority to face down the opposition to our own life purpose.”

Actually, the entire Sentinel was wonderful and has led me to really pray about bullying. 

Pray it with a song
February 20, 2012

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