Choose Compassion

End-of-life is tough, as it is.  But throw in dysfunction, and now you have something that just seems impossible to get through unscathed.  One of the ways to continue to break the cycle of narcissistic abuse in your own life with your own family is to choose compassion when you have the option to repay evil for evil.  No one can fault us for doing to others what they have done to us.  But God’s instruction to us isn’t this.  It is to treat others the way we would like them to treat us.  There aren’t any exceptions made here.  In fact, we are to bless our enemies and pray for those who despitefully use us.  What the heck?  This is crazy talk.  But this is what it is if we want to live in a way that pleases God.

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