It is very easy to say what we would or would not do, HOWEVER, I have learned to hold my tongue. There may be some absolutes that are apparent, but I’m speaking of things that we usually don’t pay that much attention to, like speaking critically of someone.
Before criticizing someone about their opinion of something or someone it may be better to just hold our tongue. I remember quite a few times when I have said and done things that I thought I would never say or do. It took sometime, but I finally realized my own hypocrisy.
We all have to be sensitive to one another. Oftentimes people are expressing where they are in that particular moment. We all go through different seasons in our lives. Depending on what’s going on in our lives, we view things differently. We should not be so quick to judge someone, especially if they are usually a positive person. There is usually something else going on besides the irritation or frustration they are expressing. I have learned not to even add my input or opinion, unless asked; and even then I am sensitive about my response. However, I will never go along to get along.
At the end of the day, we have all said or done some things that we wish we could do over or take back. I choose to take the higher road and say, “this too shall pass” and not judge a person for the moment that they are in. On the other hand if there are people who never have anything positive to say or are always ragging on somebody, I exercise my right to stay far from them. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, evil communication will corrupt good manners. I interpret that to mean that if we constantly rub elbows with negative and toxic people, we will soon be like them.
I am growing up in Agape! It’s not just about me, it’s about showing someone love by covering and protecting them as we all matriculate through life. What I sow I reap. I am my brother and sister’s keeper.
Stay in peace! Stay connected! Stay faith strong!