I am sitting in Panera Bread with a friend discussing this new (to me) world of blogging.
I wonder, do we as a nation, as Christians, as humans treat others the way we would like to be treated?
Today I received a call from a teller-marketer. This ticked me off a little since I supposedly signed up on the Do Not Call list. I found myself telling this lady to take my number off of her system. She insisted that she was not selling anything or soliciting… Whatever. Anyhow, I fussed at her more than necessary. I did not curse or talk about her mother or heritage, but did I treat her the way I would like to be treated if my job were to call potential customers… I’m just saying that we can all do a little better in how well we treat others… What do you think?
You are correct. We can always do better. =)
I’ve done the same thing and then felt conviction. I believe there’s a way we can talk to people. Eph. 4:26 says “Be ye angry and sin not.” Or in the NIV, “In your anger do not sin.” We need to put our anger in its place and still talk to others with compassion as expressed in 2 Tim. 2:24 (KJV): “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient.”