The printing company wasn't recovering from debt fast enough to keep me so I'm job searching again. Today's topic, however, is the violence we do to ourselves --
The refusal to create is a violent rejection. One cannot refuse to create and be neutral. We are beings created in the image of God who seem to be required to continue the creation. So very few of us rub the lamp that is ourselves and set the gift free. We settle for a storm in our heads that keeps us sick enough to die slowly.
The will is often violent. We have a will to destroy ourselves and our relationships. If we have faith, then we have an antidote to the destruction. We have a warped will that only God can smooth. In a twinkling of an eye, the beast that tears at the soft lining can be quieted – quieted in the flash of a Thought. The pang of a fear thought into a love thought. That is the cure.