To many times we let the hate in our minds over take the love in our hearts.
We let grudges, and unresolved conflicts tear us apart.
To many times we want to act tough,
Rejecting apologize because they're just not enough.
Never forgiving others mistakes, but expecting understanding for our own,
living life in such a hateful state, we'll all end up alone.
Not bothering to take responsibility for damage that we've done.
Just dropping relationships, and shooting out hatred like a gun.
If we all keep deflecting blame, and acting like we don't care,
Soon there will be no more love to spare.
If hearts keep hardening with no more warmth to spare
Love will become obsolete, and all kindness will disappear.
It is important to learn to care for more than just ourselves.
Put away our judgments, on the shelves.
Selfishness is a destroyer by design,
Removing compromise of any kind.
We must learn to forgive before we hate,
Rebuild the bridges before it's to late.
As the start of lent begins I challenge you all to give up hate.
To let go of your grudges, and move past the hurt.
Move past the feelings that harbor your anger and negative energy.
Allow your heart to forgive, to heal, and to move on.
Today I leave you with a quote that my mother once said:
"Life's too short to spend even one moment angry. Nobody's perfect. Not me, not you, not anyone. Live, Love, Laugh Forgive and Move On."