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Resent Somebody


“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” Nelson Mandela Picture Via Wikipedia

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
Nelson Mandela
Picture Via Wikipedia

“The moment we begin resenting a person, we become his slave. He controls our dreams, absorbs our digestion, robs us of our peace of mind and good will and takes away the pleasure of our work.  He ruins our religion and nullifies our prayers.  We cannot take a vacation without his going along.”

“He destroys our freedom of mind and hounds us where ever we go. There is no way to escape the person we resent.  He is with us when we are awake.  He invades our privacy when we sleep.  He is close besides us when we eat, when we drive our car, when we are on the job.”

“We can never have efficiency or happiness. He influences even the tone of our voice.  He requires us to take medicine for indigestion, headaches and loss of energy.  He even steals our last moment of consciousness before we go to sleep.”

“So, if we want to be a slave, harbor our RESENTMENTS.”

I found the above, some years ago in a newsletter – anonymously written. Someone might say, “It’s just too difficult to not think of this person.  His/her treatment of me just goes against all rules of justice and fairness.  Everything written above is true about my constant thinking of this person and his way of dealing with me.  I feel helpless about this whole matter.”

As one with 95 years of living behind me, I, Father McKenna, can give an answer to the person speaking the words above. This is a sure fire cure . . . “Pray day and night for the person you resent . . . Call down God’s blessings on his life . . . Lord, give him good health, joy, peace, love, happiness . . . give success to his life.   Refuse to speak of his faults to others, become his cheerleader.”  Peace will come!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

October 25, 2014 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Hi Fr. George! What a blessing you are – SO glad to be able to keep up with you via your blog! Thank you for this excellent reminder of being resentful toward others – I have often held grudges and it is SO true, the more you are in conflict with someone, the more those negative thoughts invade your thinking, even if you explicitly tell yourself that you are NOT going to let the other person bother you. At least this has always been true for me! I wonder if those who say they can forget about someone and not let them bother them are really able to do so or just saying that to feel better about their decisions. You have SUCH sage and wise wisdom! I love you, Fr. George! I am SO blessed knowing you. Keep the writings coming, we need your words more today than ever! I’m sure you heard about the latest school shooting here in WA just yesterday – apparently over a girl that two cousins liked. They take what should have been a light quarrel and choose instead to end lives. SO tragic, so unnecessary, and SO permanent. What does a high school freshman know at that age – only that life is fleeting and its no big deal to end a life, apparently. Very tragic. Our world needs prayer and especially the Rosary more than ever! (Peace in the world and in individual souls).

    Thank you, Fr. George!! You made my day! Praying for you daily, my dear friend! Love, Nancy

    Comment by nancywest22 | October 25, 2014 | Reply

  2. How true, I learned this myself. It isn’t always easy but very smart to not hold grudges or resentment.

    Comment by Mike Derrick, former ATA pilot | October 26, 2014 | Reply

  3. I look forward to your messages every week, thank you so much. Many of your messages have inspired me.

    Many prayers and good health,

    Diane

    Comment by Anonymous | October 26, 2014 | Reply

  4. Great advice, Father George!

    From:
    God is Good!
    To:
    ed.hoff@cbservices.org,
    Date:
    10/25/2014 05:26 AM
    Subject:
    [New post] Resent Somebody

    Fr. George McKenna posted: ” ?The moment we begin resenting a person, we
    become his slave. He controls our dreams, absorbs our digestion, robs us
    of our peace of mind and good will and takes away the pleasure of our
    work. He ruins our religion and nullifies our prayers. We cann”

    Comment by edhoff2014 | October 27, 2014 | Reply


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