This one will be short, I really need to focus on my want-to-be novel tonight.
Today, I've been thinking about "loving your neighbor (Mark 12:31),” "killing people with kindness." These are things we've grown up being told to do. But what do these philosophies look like in action? How do you really show kindness to someone who gets under your skin? Baby steps, of course! Start by making a short list, three or four things, that you admire about that person. Pray for them daily. If you're praying for blessings, it's really hard to think poorly of that person.
Then, when you're feeling really adventurous, invite them to do something they're passionate about, not necessarily even something you find yourself really wanting to do (ex. Proverbs 25:21)…but the act of selflessness on your part will certainly help to soften your heart toward them.
That’s all I have for this week. Be nice to the people that have it in for you. It will make your life so much simpler.