The spiritual way is a path of the heart. It is one of mercy and healing, not only physically, but more importantly our souls. When we look at hurtful people, we need the eyes of Christ to see beyond their exterior. There are reasons a person becomes hateful, angry, or self-destructive. When we look at a person as a son or daughter loved by God, our hearts can reside in mercy and not judgment.
Hearts are changed when we engage one-on-one and on a personal level. Seeds of conversion are planted. Unfortunately, there will be people with hardened hearts who refuse to listen. In those cases, it’s best to step away. We can pray that they receive the grace of conversion and repentance.
Make me an instrument of Your mercy. Let me see hearts through Your eyes of love. Help me to discern when to press on and when to step away.Amen
Lord, I place my trust in You.