Yesterday at a luncheon, the conversation turned to useless wars and terrorism. As there seemed to be heated responses, I began turning inward and after returning home, I began pondering my own thoughts. Soon I was thinking of a family member who had recently hurt my feelings and how I always say I love this person but do not like her. After much prayer work, I saw how I tried to make her like me, though. There is sometime a mesmeric conversation that plays inside my head to show her how wrong she is. Then I thought of the Commandment, “Thou shalt now have any graven images.” and knew those conversation were indelibly printed in my thoughts at times. After much humble prayer to see what God sees, my heart began to feel softened, not broken.
Isaiah 60:2 states, “See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and His glory appears over you.” Maybe, at times my heart has to be broken in order for it to be softened. I thank God that He does not give up on me or anyone.