Today I was thinking critically about a friend and what I view as her hateful treatment of another dear friend. She is full of anger and venom toward someone who, in my view, only means her well.
Holy Spirit was kind enough to interrupt my thoughts with a comment about the fact that critical, harsh thoughts toward another for their critical, harsh thoughts might be counterproductive. It was definitely not “WJWD” (What Jesus Would Do for the neophyte!)
So, I stopped. I created a picture of her in my mind as happy, loving, and fulfilling her mission and sent her blessings. I have faith that it will change her more effectively than criticism. No faith was needed, however, to see that it enlarged my own heart, leaving me happier, more loving–more full of Jesus!