When you have shot and killed a man you have in some measure clarified your attitude toward him. You have given a definite answer to a definite problem. For better or worse you have acted decisively. In a way, the next move is up to him.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. You lift the relationship thereby to a higher level. The best in the other person begins to flow out toward you as your best flows toward him. In the meeting of the best in each a higher unity of understanding is established.
Whoever that is unable to control what he or she thinks, cannot equally control what he or she does. Because, whatever goes on within you determines what flows out of you. That is to say, what you often think, do influence your words, attitude or actions. Therefore, do away with negative thoughts and then saturate your mind with positive thoughts.
Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude -- your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
“I was very much of the opinion that southern culture was a unique culture born of the union, the contribution, of the races. We all knew the struggle and the history of that. But where I found myself in attitude was wanting to celebrate that union because southern culture was definitely a synthesis of black and white.”