Recently, I had some interaction w a person that really gets under my skin. I don’t like this person for various reasons that are of course justified in my mind. So last night, God & I had a chat about this person. I was explaining to God how it was ok for me to be cold to this person because I had tried to be nice & respectful on many occasions and they had been super rude back to me. God reminded me about how Jesus said to be kind to our enemies – not just to try & get them to be nice back. Jesus said to love our enemies, full stop. So ultimately, how a person responds to me, isn’t my responsibility. It is, however, my responsibility on how I behave & treat others.
With that being said, unless God does something miraculous, I’ll probably never be “friends” with this person, but at the minimum, I can be nice. May God help you & me to be gracious, kind & nice 🙂