All of us know that we should not use violence in our
language or in our ways of communicating. However,
how often do we do it and why?
Whenever I reflect on violence used in the language and in the manner in which
we communicate, I become aware of the weakness or
even helplessness of the person speaking and I wonder … why?
Let us analyze the way of thinking presented be- low in order to understand
I am weak – I am afraid! What am I afraid if? That others
will discover my weakness? So what am I doing? I am
pretending that I am strong. How? I use violence ... why? So
others will think that I am stronger than they are. What am
I getting out of it? Apparently, calm because others are afraid
of me and stay away from me. How does this influence my
life? I feel safe because close to me is no one who can discover
my weakness but at the same time I feel discomfort. What is
the outcome of it? I am alone and again I am afraid.
However, a very different approach is possible!
I am weak – I am afraid! What am I afraid of? That others
will discover my weakness. So what am I doing? I give my
problem to Jesus. He is the one who strengthens me and in
him, I can do anything. Therefore, I am not afraid. I am able
May all of us fully trust Jesus!
SM MICHELIN DORY
Our Lady of Czestochowa Province