Sunday, February 13, 2011
Slander’s Balm 1-8-11
A man may face many a slanders in his day. It is a fact of the human heart that it is loveless. The soul even hates itself. When a man’s soul s in this loveless state he cares not about the assaults of others even though there is a substance of truth found in them. When a man’s soul has been made alive in the love of Christ and is no longer loveless seems to be when the world takes more offense and slander increases. Though God has changed the man in such a way that the slanders are wholly false they increase. No longer having a loveless soul the slanders sting a bit because love cares for truth and for others, but there remains a consolation for a man as myself buried and imprisoned by lies of slander. That is that the one true witness who loved enough to change his heart gives a good report. Love does seek to give a good report if possible but will not overlook evil just to flatter. No, love is inoperable without truth. I do feel the wounds of all the slander and bear them heavily in my flesh. But love is the perfect balm to overcome such wickedness. My wish for all my enemies is no recompense but that the perfect balm is Christ’s love should reach their loveless hearts.