Having a Problem with Someone? Have a Sulkha!

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. Matthew 5:43

One thing about having an argument with someone is that eventually things from the past will be mentioned that either have some or no relevance to the subject at hand.  To even come close to what Jesus said according to Matthew 5, I found an interesting method to really come closer to that person than ever before.

A Sulkha is Arabic for a peace dinner. The first rule of a Sulkha is that you don’t talk about the past. The focus is the present and the future. When all all parties concerned are in agreement to this rule, it is amazing how quickly forgiveness comes into play. Once you hear the future desires of the one you may have been angry at,  the blood pressure drops and you are able to see  that person through the eyes of Christ.  Which is the point of it all now isn’t it?

“You who love the Lord, hate evil!” Psalm 97:10


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