“…Does inflicting pain and discomfort to someone else “hurt” you…as well as the person that you’re hurting….”

Does a “guilty conscience” hurt?  Does “sin” hurt?  Does “taking advantage” of others hurt?  Does “humiliating others” hurt?   O-U-C-H…I guess it’s not a wise thing to do, then, if it hurts?  If doing any, or all, of these things is for the purpose of “hurting” someone else, then it’s entirely …incorrect; and therefor….yes, it would hurt.  Now for some… those who have “no-conscience” what-so-ever; then yes, they might not feel any pain.  Period!  So as not to confuse anyone…I’m not talking about the process of hurting those around you…..that is a given.  I’m talking about….rather, or not, it hurts you (the inflictor); when you hurt others.  Does inflicting pain and discomfort to someone else “hurt” you…as well as the person that you’re hurting.  Those people with a conscience, that have genuine feelings for other people that are basically good people…then, if they say, or do things that “hurt other people,” then YES…it’s very likely that they will hurt as well.  Sometimes, even, they will get physically sick.  There are those who hurt others sub-consciously, and un-willfully…. Mainly, because they didn’t think it through, as to the consequences.  Then there are those who go through life…. Inflicting pain, abuse, and torment on everyone in their path.…. Especially their spouses, and too often… their children… and loved ones.  Breaking this pattern is a matter of grave concern to everyone… except the inflictor.  There MUST be a very sophisticated counselling effort to help these people “over-come” this pattern of abuse.  I will not address the process of how one might overcome this type of behavior, except to suggest that a serious process of self-evaluation, soul-searching, counseling, and a prayerful lifestyle might be a good start.  Galatians 6: 1-10 – Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.  Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.  For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.  But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. …Blessings…cjlb…5/06/14


About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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