Tuesday In the Third Week of Lent

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” — Abraham Manslov
I have had lots of experiences with bullies. I think part of their problem is the only tool they have is to be a bully. No one taught them compassion, unconditional love, or self-esteem, so the only tool they have when confronted with something new is to resort to being a bully. It becomes so much a part of them its the only way they know how to respond.
Bullies could use a healthy dose of Lent, for the lenten discipline of prayer, meditation, fasting, and service gives us new and wonderful tools — humility, empathy, silence, compassion, conversation, self-sacrifice, etc.
Bullies are difficult to deal with, but God will always give us the right tools to respond to bullying. We need only ask.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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