A hard battle
01/05/2012 § Leave a Comment
There is a saying that is attributed to Plato that goes,
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Since I heard it I have tried to use it in two ways. One, that I should obviously try to remember that I should be kind to those around me; but also to remind myself that whatever it is I may be facing, there are other people fighting their own personal fights as well and that I am not alone.
Life is a tough walk. But if there’s one thing faith has shown me, it is that struggling always brings about good. My faith itself is in many ways a result of struggles that I went through when I was younger and finding out what this was all about.
Being kind to others lets them open up to you. And I believe it is our calling to help others in their struggles. I believe we are doing the work of God when we do so.