If you’re ever tempted to blame others for your suffering, it might be more beneficial to shower them with love instead.
Blame tends to make evil a reality and give it power. It incites the emotions, fuels anger, produces resentment, and can create states of mind that are acrimonious and hurtful. There is nothing healing about mindless blame.
Jesus Christ gave us the ultimate example of how to love instead of place blame when faced with a crucifixion. He had done nothing wrong, yet was sentenced with one of the cruelest verdicts persecutors could put upon him at the time. He was to be nailed to a cross and left for dead.
Jesus was innocent. He was the best person to ever walk the globe, yet treated like the worst of the worst criminals.
Did he place blame? No. He loved instead. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34, NLT). Jesus took full responsibility for his experience. He refused to let evil take over his thought and outline his future. He aligned with the Mind of Love, and kept his thought at the highest place possible. The spiritual dominion he gained from aligning with Love gave him the power he needed to triumph over the evil behind the crucifixion and walk out of the tomb alive three days later.
We can learn from Jesus’ example. Rather than empowering evil, in belief, by giving it a personality, and then consuming valuable mental space loathing and despising it, we can put all blame aside and honor the omnipresence of Love instead.
In a consciousness of Love, evil and its attacks melt away into their native nothingness. There is nothing left to blame, but all of God’s care and provision to enjoy.
Choose to love, rather than to place blame. It’s the quicker way to end suffering.