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Victim or Victor?: Principles from the Principal
- February 1, 2017
- Posted by: Melinda Thornton
- Category: Principles from the Principal
Do you know people who are always playing the “victim” card? Do you invite them over for dinner, enjoy hanging out with them or would you rather spend time with those who are victors? What causes someone to feel “picked on” all the time? Why do they choose to feel that way? Maybe, it’s because they can’t deal with the alternative. Tom Clancy, in The Hunt for Red October, wrote, “Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one’s own governing philosophy.” If we allow ourselves to be victims, we will never be able to recognize those characteristics that may be limiting our potential.
Be reminded, we are made victorious though Christ! IJohn 5:4-5, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God””
“Self pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.” – John Gardner