Matthew 5:6-10 spoke to me in my morning bible study. It is half of the Beatitudes (the beginning focus on humility, mourners and the meek and lowly). It continues on to “those who are happy.”
The entire book of Matthew seems to be a guide — how to live a life that is pleasing to God, and how to be a light in dark places for others to find Christ. We are often the only positive example of Christianity a non-believer might see.
I, myself have overreacted in various life situations, I have hurt others with my words and I have been hurt by the words and actions of others. We are human, we are not perfect and imagining a life that is; sets us up for failure. I see each day as a new start, a new beginning, a new opportunity to change the heart of another. We are not put on this earth to merely live and exist, we are ultimately here to share the kingdom of God with all people, to live righteously (not perfect) and to love God with our heart and soul.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’