As adults, we do a lot of things that are unnatural for toddlers and children. We sit for extended periods of time and speak softly. Children, on the other hand, need to run, jump and play to develop their muscles, and scream to develop their lungs.
My mother used to say, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Wise words, words of restraint. Anger begets anger; when you belittle people, when you show them anger, they are more likely to become mirrors to reflect their negativity back
There are so many forms of addiction. We’re creatures that are easily turned, be it something considered to be relatively “safe” like coffee, or (in my case) diet pop, or something more self-destructive such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, gambling and on and on and on. The common thread throughout is that it is, in fact, a disease.
Knowing that he would be tortured and crucified because of the betrayal of Judas, then why would Jesus choose to keep Judas as one of his apostles at all?
People are fighting hard for their rights, which might seem like a lot of work, but they are only working hard because of the people working so hard to make our society hostile towards them.