Last year, I read Wonder to my students. It is a great book for children and adults alike! It is about a young boy with extreme facial deformities who is about to enter his first year at a public school as a 5th grader, if I remember correctly. The book is narrated from several people's perspectives, and it is very enlightening, albeit convicting (yes, I have stared at people because they are different, too!!). Anyway, one of the boy's teachers's gives the students principles to ponder each month or so, and this one really stuck out to me:
When given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind.
It was a topic that was brought up last week in Bible Study Fellowship, too. I wrote in my notes,
"Go the extra mile. Whatever it takes, as an ambassador of Christ, make it right."
And, and, and I just read it in my book from MOMS group. Of course, it is a Bible verse,
Hebrews 12:14 "Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
There have been times within the last year, in the last month, where I have been so wronged by the other person, yet they are the one taking offense with me. Even though it is my business to begin with, my secret to keep. I have been tempted at times to blast them on my blog, passive-aggressively of course. In fact, I have the blog post ready to go. Just hit publish. Graciously, God has kept me from doing that. Even though, I am clearly in the right, God has called me to be at peace, to be kind, to make it right.
Still learning... I haven't attacked these people, but I still struggle in my mind of how to handle it. I know where I should be, just working on that journey.