Love don’t KO

angry business woman with boxing gloves on a white background
I have often stated that debating is my sport. While it can be fun for strange people like me, we (Yes I am including myself in this) need to be very careful not to lose focus on what is really important here.  The goal should not be to smash our opponent’s face in with our fist till he or she is to battered and bruised to get off the floor.  It is tempting to say that some people deserve it, I personally have been battling harsh feelings toward someone who claimed she was my friend, and have been quite grumpy toward people with similar philosophies for almost a year now. It is time that I STOP IT!  Our goal should be to lead them closer to the truth, not to obliterate their face! Being mean wins no one, if Christ loved you before you were saved, you should at least try to love the person that you are debating. If you are mean, you could do more harm than good. It is possible to win the battle, but lose the war.
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Proverbs 16:32

 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.