When we are faced with difficult people it can be really hard to do as the passage above says. When we have someone attacking us, it’s our nature to go on the defensive and fight back. But, Christ calls us to a higher path:
When people are gossiping about us we are called to live in harmony with them.
When they purposely say things to cause us pain we are called to be sympathetic.
When others hate us we are called to love as brothers.
When we’re speared with a sarcastic joke, we are called to be compassionate.
When we’re criticized we are called to be humble.
When we’re being insulted we are called to be gentle.
When we are mocked we are called to be respectful.
… and always, we are called to have the gospel on the tip of our tongue… ready to share the hope that lies within us.
Seem impossible? It is only possible because we have set Christ in our hearts… and with Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
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