Updated: Sep 14
Criticism is a blade, a tool, a knife, a scalpel.
What determines what kind of tool it is,
Depends on the intention of the hand holding it.
It can be a knife, to stab, wound, and harm,
To sever us from each other.
In loving hands, criticism can be a scalpel,
That can even save a life,
A scalpel to remove what is malignant.
Allow one to be stronger and healed.
Criticism is a neutral tool,
The heart connected to the hand that holds the tool
Determines whether it will harm, hurt or heal.
Before picking up the tool of criticism,
Probe your heart to see if the other person,
Is to be victim or patient,
Subject or object.
And lay the blade of criticism down
until you have well discerned. which.