Rm. 12:14Speak blessing, not cursing, over those who reject and persecute you. The Amplified says, "Bless those who persecute you (who cause you harm or hardship); bless and do not curse them. - We've all experienced painful times in our lives. Times where others, even the ones we love the most, have said or done something that cuts us to the core. The very thing that will relieve our pain, is the thing that is most difficult to do. Who really feels like blessing someone who has just hurt us? But, the Bible tells us to do it. Within that power of the blessing, is the healing ointment we need to relieve our pain.