Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Really Good Quote on Evil...

"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being and who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

While I was surfing the web, reading various articles, this one hit me right between the eyes. Spot on, Mr. Solzhenitsyn!! It fits in with a personal philosophy that I have:

If someone does something that bothers/offends you, let that be a lesson to *you* NOT to do it yourself!

It keeps me from feeling "superior" to the offender, because I know that I have offended people in my life (mostly unintentionally), and have been in need of forgiveness and grace dispensed by others. And, it forces me to work to improve *myself*, who is, after all, the only person that I *can* directly change.

Have a good day!!


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Just Jen said...

I'm enjoying your blogs, came across them through Writer's Island. I hope you don't mind but I'm adding you to my blogroll!