“Father God, help us to not hurt people when we are hurting. It is so easy (and human) to want to hurt others when we are hurting, but Your Son and our Savior calls all of us to forgive us our hurts, as we forgive those who hurt us (Matthew 6:12). We push others away instead of letting them in to our pain. It’s all our shortcomings that allow Jesus to ‘I’m Reign!‘ On a more personal note, forgive me, Father, for I often know not what I am doing (Luke 23:34) when I am a ‘hurt person hurting people.’ I’m trying to avoid further hurt when I push others away. Help me let them in and not push them away which, in Your Eyes (and Mouth), is unspeakable. And on an even more personal note, forgive them, Father, for those who hurt Your nonhuman animals. They, too, often know not what they are doing (Luke 23:34). I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘I Reign!’ Name of Jesus Christ. This prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in not hurting others when I am hurting but only loving others when I am hurting this daily leavened (Jesus Heals Hurts!) bread.”)
You hurt people because you are hurting.
You hurt yourself when your hurt is relive.
This hurting is God’s Way of alerting
you to love, what happens when you forgive.
I hurt people, though I don’t think I do.
I do each time I say, “Stay over there!”
Denying others the comfort to “whew”
me in the hurt I do is denied care.
“I know you are hurting. Let Me heal you,”
says Jesus. “And let them in to your pain.
They won’t always get it right but try you
to forgive their shortcomings. Long, I Reign!”
To push them away is unspeakable.
To forgive when hurt people hurt people.