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Hurt Yields Hurt Yields Hurt

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you”
Luke 6:31

Some cynically deliberately misquote Luke 6:31 to say, “Do unto others before they do it to you.” Which is not what Jesus said at all.

Studies have shown repeatedly that hurt people, hurt people, who then hurt people, who in turn hurt people on and on.

I am guilty of this—when I have been hurt, I lash out at someone else. Do you?

How can we stop this cycle of hurt and pain? Can we stop it? Jesus’ simple one sentence “Golden Rule” is the remedy.

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” That may seem trite and simplistic, but when lived out, it is world changing.

Do you have a cycle of abuse, pain, anger, harshness, bitterness, unforgiveness, or rejection beginning or ongoing in your life? We can do something about it. Let it stop with us. Who do we need to forgive or ask to forgive us?

Bitterness in our lives is said to be like drinking the poison ourselves and expecting someone else to die.

We can become the person we want to be by asking Jesus to help us live out the Golden Rule and stop the Hurt Cycle. He wants to help us.

Thank You, Lord, that where I am weak, You are strong. Help me live out Your Golden Rule in my life. Starting now!

Claudia Jackson

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