Living with Sensitivity

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9

A few years ago, I was at an elementary school praying with a young teacher whose husband had just died tragically. She had been teaching her students when she learned of his death. Now, she was in the principals office, crying, praying, trying to get her composure so that she could leave the school and go pick up her sons, who were at their great-grandmothers house.

Hardest day of her life. Hands down.

We were walking out of the school entrance way when a guy came in the door to deliver pizzas. As we were trying to make our way out, he sort of pushed by us in a hurry, just trying to make his delivery.

I thought to myself, He doesnt know that he was just rude to a person whos having the worst day of her life.

He had no idea. But that image has stayed with me and serves as a great reminder to us that we are around hurting people all the time.

When were out in traffic.

When were at the hospital or the doctor.

When were at church.

When were at work.

Sometimes, we know people are hurting, sometimes, we dont know.

Lets show Gods love by living with sensitivity to everyone around us.

Have a great day and keep moving forward!