Excellent commentary. Thank you for sharing.
One little reminder. Remember what Jesus said in John 12:47
If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. “
Often our ego is used by Satan to judge others and it causes us to play God. Remember, an ego identity that assumes the role of God will also create separation from our ability to experience God’s Love. We try to make our will God’s will instead of making God’s Will our will.
During the Civil War there was a national day of prayer. Several Methodist ministers met with Abraham Lincoln and stated “We will pray that God is on our side.” To which Lincoln responded, “That is not my concern! But that we are on God’s side is my concern.”
Understanding this helps us to learn the lesson of always dealing with our enemies with Love. If we play the judge and jury, be are playing God and blocking His Love.
Yes, that is the real ultimate reason we have depression and evil thoughts that we tend to act on...I have been saved from that acting now, thank God. It is indeed the dark thoughts of playing judge. And those little tiny irritations will and often do build up into a repressed rage which when internalized by nicer people like I was, becomes a deep depression. So the simple remedy is in the Be Still exercise at copingstrategiescd.com. So simply effective that the military is using now!