“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Matthew 22:37-40……..
I sat at my computer getting ready to start writing as the tears remained right at the edge of falling out onto my face. But I had stopped them in their tracks. I didn’t want to cry. I was just hurt. Someone in the position of being responsible for helping me with something had treated me pretty poorly because he was having a bad day. Over and again, he had treated me like, well, dirt. No acknowledgement. No apology. Still treating me as such. To top it off, I’ve always been sensitive. This all made me think of something.
Friend, we need to be careful with how we treat people. I’ve done my fare share of hurting people, and the Lord has taught me how to repent before Him and to seek the forgiveness of those I have hurt and make necessary changes. But we live in a world in which countless people walk around hurting people without seeking the Lord’s forgiveness and without seeking the mercy of those they have hurt. They simply march forward hurting more people.
Let’s watch out for pride, friend. Let’s humble ourselves and let the Holy Spirit show us when we’ve hurt someone and make right what we have done wrong. The Lord’s greatest commands? To love HIM with all our hearts and to LOVE others as ourselves. Let’s do both!