Wig’s Word of God Today 10-25-2010
So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us Ephesians 5:1-2a
Ephesians 4:32–5:8, Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 & Luke 13:10-17
The word kind has never left anyone’s language. We are all called by God to give and receive kindness, compassion, charity and love. It only makes sense to me that talking ugly about anyone or anything doesn’t fit right in Godly language from the heart. With my students I teach a method of nonviolent communication everyday by showing them how to speak from the heart. I began using this daily as a way to communicate my needs and feelings to the students and to root out bullying in my classroom.
Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg who created A Center for Nonviolent Communication states “the process of nonviolent communication encourages us to focus on what we and others are observing separate from our interpretations and judgments, to connect our thoughts and feelings to underlying human needs/values (e.g. protection, support, love), and to be clear about what we would like towards meeting those needs. These skills give the ability to translate from a language of criticism, blame, and demand into a language of human needs — a language of life that consciously connects us to the universal qualities “alive in us” that sustain and enrich our well being, and focuses our attention on what actions we could take to manifest these qualities.”1A I believe nonviolent communication is the exact language of love God meant us to express to each other by our love of His Son to Glorify Him.
Jesus heals on the Sabbath to prove a point by showing it is more important to heal the woman from Satan’s grip than to allow her to go one more day in this state of affliction. He compares the work it takes to water their animals on the Sabbath as indeed work being accomplished on the day of rest. “But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the Sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, “There are six days when work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the Sabbath day.” The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering? This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the Sabbath day from this bondage?” When He said this, all His adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by Him.” Luke 13:14-17 I often wonder what the Pharisees would have said if the person being healed was their own family.
And so we pray: Heavenly Father, we pray today we always speak the language of love when we talk about anyone, anything or anyplace. Guide us to be a people who Glorify You in everything we do. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
His Salvation Your Right
Kindness in acts of love
Pass along all forgiveness
As Abba has given all
By Christ you witness
Such a sweet sweet smell
The love that covers all
Truth guided by the aroma
Faith in a world of gall
Greedy ones find the end
Empty of dreams of self
God’s forgiveness covers them
Repent of Satan’s blazing shelf
Darkness may have once covered
The steps of a lifeless journey
In Christ you will see life in Light to be
The Light shinning for Redemption of thee
Walk not in the ways of sinners
Walk not in the way of deceit
Be God’s Children of charity
Be God’s Children complete
Satan had her spine
Rapped up 18 unkind
She was healed on a day of rest
Christ’s Salvation put to the test
The Work of the Lord is everlasting
No matter what day or night
Glorify Him as a witness
His Salvation your right
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins October 24, 2010 @ 6:21 PM EST
Footnote 1A adapted from:
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Published by PuddleDancer Press