JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, I understand how it’s tempting to excuse actions that come from a place of unkindness because they seem to have little effect on others. But it’s a failed approach that will lead you astray.
Sometimes you will act from a place of pure love and your actions will have a seemingly negative effect, as can happen when your neighbor is closed-hearted.
Other times, you will act from a place of anger—even hatred—and your actions will have a seemingly good effect, as your neighbor is so large-hearted that he calls upon the Spirit to help turn your grudge into gold.
It takes two hearts to create an effect in the world, and you can only control one. Your Father and I see right to your heart, and so it’s in your highest interest to keep it clean, pure, open and loving. You gain nothing by trying to quietly “even the score.” You gain joy and life everlasting by working toward keeping your heart pure.
The next time you feel as though you want to punish your neighbor for a transgression, bring your frustration and anger to Me instead. Send Me your loving gratitude, then simply ask, Jesus, will you please take these ugly feelings from me? You’ll feel your spirit rise in joy as My Helper whisks away what’s marring your heart. As simply as that, you will stay clean and by My side.
“You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”