It’s been said that we never know what someone else is going through. And it’s true. A lady once gave me some wonderful advice. She said to me, “kill ’em with kindness.”
This ain’t easy, and I doubt it’s appropriate 100% of the tine, But I’ll bet it is at least 96%.
The Bible says there’s a time for everything, and there is a time to fight and a time to be aggressive. But that time isn’t often. Nowadays, many people’s first and go-to response is to be nasty. They feel it’s a form of self-empowerment or even of self-defense.
Most often we aren’t really being attacked. They way I see it is there’s so many tormented, sick, and unhappy people that being toxic is simply what they do, and what they are. They can’t help it. So if we match their energy we’ll devolve and lose our way.
Killing them with kindness will on some level, even though it might not be immediately apparent, literally hurt them. In a similar way the sun will hurt an earthwork that’s used to being in the dark all the time. At best it will help them to see themselves so they may find strength to change for the better.
If we have faith, we no that no bad thing goes unpunished, it must all be paid for down to the smallest infraction. Fighting fire with fire sometimes gets us burned in the process. Fighting it with water keeps us cool and refreshed.