June 06, 2004

Lung Fu #2

The young man faced his opponent with an easy confidence, it would be no problem at all to reduce this old man to a puddle on the floor. The young man was strong and full of muscle and energy, brute force was his specialty; while, the old man was lean and small, almost frail.

The young man stepped forward and with a powerfull yell charged in with the force of a rhino, only to be effortlessly turned aside by a simple twist of the old man's body! The young man turned, confounded by this sudden change of events, and charged again. Time after time, the old man made a simple twist of his body and turned the man every which way, never meeting the younger man's force head on, but always redirecting it.

This same thing can be done verbally to an angry person, there are a million different ways that any statement can be turned away and redirected, but how often do we instead try to meet that anger head on and neutralize it by overwhelming it. It is the natural response to anger, but a humble man knows that "A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievious words stir up anger." (Proverbs 15:1)

Posted by GodzScout at June 6, 2004 09:27 PM