Day 16 of Write 31 Days. Today’s word prompt is “avoid.”
Avoid=“keep away from or stop oneself from doing (something).”
There are things, people, and places we sometimes avoid in the world. Yet God calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. I’m reminded how the night before his crucifixion and death, he prayed to the disciples “that they all shall be one” knowing full well that Judas was about to betray him and Peter was about to deny him.
Yet there are people some must avoid. I think of my friends who have been in abusive relationships. The best thing they can do for their health is to avoid or stay away from their former relationship especially when that person hurt them.
I try not to avoid people. But sometimes when I’ve been hurt, it’s hard to not avoid others. I’m trying to be the better person. I need to treat all as the child of God, God created them to be! But that doesn’t always mean that I shouldn’t avoid them.