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Spiritual Poempoem Essay

  • Submitted by: joanmasika
  • on November 16, 2010
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 383 words

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TAKING

OFFENSE

There is immense wisdom in the old proverb, "He

that is slow to anger is better than the mighty." Hannah
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More said, "If I wished to punish my enemy, I should

make him hate somebody."

To punish ourselves for others' faults, is superlative
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folly. The mental arrow shot from another's bow is
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practically harmless, unless our own thought barbs it.

It is our pride that makes another's criticism rankle, our
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self-will that makes another's deed offensive, our egotism

that feels hurt by another's self-assertion. Well may we

feel wounded by our own faults; but we can hardly afford
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to be miserable for the faults of others.

A courtier told Constantine that a mob had broken

the head of his statue with stones. The emperor lifted
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his hands to his head, saying: "It is very surprising, but

I don't feel hurt in the least."

We should remember that the world is wide; that there
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are a thousand million different human wills, opinions,

ambitions, tastes, and loves; that each person has a differ-

ent history, constitution, culture, character, from all the
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rest; that human life is the work, the play, the ceaseless

action and reaction upon each other of these different

atoms. Then, we should go forth into life with the smallest
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expectations, but with the largest patience; with a keen

relish for and appreciation of everything beautiful, great,

and good, but with a temper so genial that the friction
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of the world shall not wear upon our sensibilities; with

an equanimity so settled that no passing breath nor

accidental disturbance shall agitate or ruffle it; with a
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charity broad enough to cover the whole world's evil, and

sweet enough to neutralize what is bitter in it, — de-

termined not to be offended when no wrong is meant, nor
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even when it is, unless the offense be against God.

Nothing short of our own errors should offend...

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