One thing I am learning as I search for my Purpose is to learn to "shake it off" when people are not always kind. God tells us to "love thy neighbor as thyself". That neighbor may be the person who lives next door, across town, at work, at church or halfway across the world.
Unkind words hurt. And unkind actions are just as hurtful. But I know what God wants us to do. Love that person back because aren't we taught that we are all created in the likeness of God?
Today is a snow day in New England. The girls are home from school and I am home for a much needed day off from teaching.
Everyone is home today except for my husband who is essential personnel. One neighbor has been over to snow blow our driveway a few times. Love thy neighbor. When my husband is home he always takes care of this neighbor and another neighbor. The other neighbor has never helped my us during a storm. Love thy neighbor.
Recently at work, a few people said hurtful words about me. People who do not know me personally. Love they neighbor.
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Who are we to judge others? We do not know what is going on in others' lives and I am trying to keep this close to my heart.
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