Consciously or unconsciously nobody would really like to know that they do have enemies. Is it in any way healthy to consciously avoid certain people? I feel that anything that doesn’t give you peace is not good for you.
What about talking to strangers? And who then is truly a stranger? It’s written in the Holy Bible,”Do not be forgetful to entertain strangers, for in so doing you may be entertaining angels unaware.” Will you then continue to prevent people you don’t know?
The people who are your friends today, were they always your friends, or did you need to build a relationship? And how did this start? Or is it because you found the surroundings to be safe? Or you thought that the environment was not threatening? Those people might be your acquaintances and friends because you reached out to them, or they achieved to you.
I am not saying that you shouldn’t be cautious with people, what I am saying is to keep your heart in the best condition possible, both emotionally and psychologically. You need to know that what comes out of your soul is warm, gentle, caring, full of love and mercy. I’d say to people at times, that when there were no houses, cars, money, and so on, from the world, and there were only people, one thing is certain, there would be communication, we would have to speak with each other.
I have found that materialism many times causes one to distinguish themselves from others. Because I may not have what they possess, they tend to treat you as if you were of a different species. But even with all that, looking past the smoke screen, one whose heart is in the right place will still attempt to make contact to foster a relationship.
I have found that when there are no limits in communicating with all men, no matter what color, creed, or race they are, you end up happier, more favorable, and in essence, more useful. So my question,” should you speak to strangers?’ The answer is”yes,” but be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.