K. D. Dowdall

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No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background or their religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than hate. ….Nelson Mandela and President Obama

 

Whether we believe in God or not, we are all in this together, and only small minds of indifference, hate, intolerance of others, fear of the unknown, and a sense of scarcity drive the insecure to seek vengeance on one another.  We are all the same under the skin. …K. D. Dowdall

 

 

Loving your enemies does not mean you are one with them, it only means you understand with empathy their intolerance to love others who are different. …K. D. Dowdall

 

 

 

 

Mercy deepens the innate goodness of our human nature, when we see hate, anger, loathe, and intolerance.  Mercy is the greater good of the human spirit. ….K. D. Dowdall

 

12 thoughts on “LEARNING TO LOVE

  1. Thank you! Karen 🙂

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    1. Kim, Thank you so much. Greatly appreciate your kind words! Karen 🙂

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  2. frenchc1955 says:

    Karen, thank you for this wonderful and much needed post!

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  3. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    K.D. Dowdall’s post is timely, needed, and compelling.

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  4. Bel says:

    Wow. This is what the world needs now. I don’t think I am capable of loving my enemies but I can forgive, wish them well, and move on…

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    1. Bel, thank you so much. Yes and we don’t have to love who they are now, only what they once were a children, that is were pity, mercy, and forgiveness is important, just like you said. Thank you for your great comment. Karen

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  5. Beatuiful, Karen. Timely words of how to experience both disapproval and empathy.

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  6. My answer to your Reply Karen on your About which keeps being sent to Spam is I agree with you when we hate others and hold bitterness and resentment towards them even seeking revenge, it is like mixing poison for them and drinking it ourselves, it’s cancerous and it eats away all the goodness in us, yes we are to even Love our enemies.

    Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger, and clamour and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

    Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy Neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you that ye may be the Children of your Father which is in Heaven for He maketh His Sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Something that we also need to remember Karen as confirmed below in Scripture is that everything God made was very good but man destroyed it through the Fall giving Satan the right to control this World and he seeks to destroy all good things which come from God, it is True Satan can’t do good and God can’t do evil.

    Genesis1:31 And God saw everything that He had made and behold it was very good and the evening and the morning was the sixth day.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God Sins but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are of God and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is True and we are in Him who is True in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God and Eternal life.

    We choose who we will follow as you and I have done Karen, God does not want puppets He has given us free will to choose. Because we have chosen to Love God and others we seek now through the empowering of The Holy Spirit put to death our Carnal flesh that would stop us Loving (Romans 8 :12-15- Romans 6 -Colossians 3:4-6 -Galatians 5:24 -26) as we Aim to be perfected in God’s Love (Matthew 5:48 – Hebrews6:1-Philippians 3:14-16 -2Timothy 3:17-1John 4:16-19- 1John 2:4-6- 2Corinthians 13:11) and this is the example we will show others both in Words and Actions including your Children and those I reach out to in my Ministries, my 7 Babies are in Heaven and we will be together one day.

    Christian Love Always – Anne.

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    1. Anne, thank you for your beautiful response. You have a wonderful heart and represent the best in Christianity. Unfortunately, many in America use Christian beliefs falsely and that is a very sad thing, indeed. Also, my heart goes out to you for the loss of your babies. I am sure Angels sit on your shoulders every day. With God’s Love to you! Karen Anne

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