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What Price Will You Pay For Peace

15 September 2017 Written by 

This morning a friend sent me this commentary on a blog post she just read from Fr. Richard Rohr: “For me, anyone who I feel great hurt from, I know I have hurt as well. This is one of those paradoxes - no logical sense things. But I know the truth of it.”



The arrow hit home.

It reminds me of the truth that hurt people, hurt people. It's a self-protection thing. I hurt you back so that you can't hurt me again. I keep you at a distance. I make myself out to be a victim. But is there a deeper truth behind all of this?

We have both been wounded. Who will be the first to ask for forgiveness? "Please forgive me, for I know that I have wounded you." It's a simple step that takes great courage and humility.

What price will I pay for peace? The price of asking forgiveness? The ball is in my court.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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