Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, how can they act that way if they are a Christian. Recently I have noticed that there are a lot of people who really don’t seem to care how they might affect someone else’s life. Perhaps they bully them, talk down to them, hurt their feelings or belittle them in some ways. This has really gotten to me lately. I recently heard about a nurse who had jumped from her job at a local hospital. I really don’t know all the details but I know that people are hurting. Either it is their job that has been difficult to bear; perhaps it is a coworker or classmate that has bullied someone else; perhaps its financial. There are so many things that depress us and stress us.
So recently I saw a woman talking down to someone else and I wondered how she could do that and not have some regret about it. Then today we ordered some food from the restaurant and the order was completely messed up. The waiter didn’t listen to any of the instructions we had given and top it all off, the food was not fresh. Probably had been made for someone else and they had decided against it. So I got really upset and told the waiter that I didn’t appreciate getting old food and my order was completely wrong, etc… I know the waiter didn’t make the food, perhaps it was the cook that misprepared the order.
Then as I sat there starting to eat my food, I realized that I had done the very thing, that I had noticed the other person doing. I had talked down to the waiter because I was upset by my wrong order. Then I realized that I was just taught a lesson. I had become the person who I didn’t like. The person who had made someone feel bad.
Be careful how you treat others because “You Reap What You Sow!” However you treat someone, it will come back to you. It doesn’t feel good being on the receiving end. Probably 99.9% of people have been bullied or critized one time or another in their life. Probably 99.9% of people have bullied someone else. So stop it! You can hurt someone by your words, actions. Learn to love others and treat others with the same respect you would want to be treated. Watch the words you speak, and also the tone you say things. Tone can sometimes mean much more than the words you say. Show kindness, thank people for their service.