GOD PAUSE: I have found that the teachings, the principles of the Bible, the Word of God, are pretty radical. And frankly a lot of times, they smack me upside the head quite a bit. For instance, I see that God really does take notice about how I treat or respond to others in my life --- especially to those who don't like or treat me well. In Proverbs 24:17 says “Never gloat when your enemy meets disaster and don't be quick to rejoice or be happy if he falls.” Dear Lord, all around me, I see and hear the hatred people have toward each other. And while it can grieve my heart, I know it can invade into my own heart and life. And I need your help to always stay in love, even to those whom I think don't deserve it. Amen and amen.