“He thinks he is a god.”
Have you ever had one of those conversations that validates everything you’ve ever thought about a situation and yet bugs you to no end? I had one of those this weekend.
While truth was spoken, biases and human perspective muddled the exchange.
If I have learned anything over the years, I have learned that:
- A person is a person no matter how they talk, treat, or otherwise engage you. This is a hard one, but as a Christian I believe that we have all been made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). This requires us to treat those who treat us poorly with a measured level of respect.
- Villainizing a person due to them holding you to a higher standard than you are used to is a coping mechanism. Do great work from the start. Don’t cut corners. Don’t try and cheat your way through a job by using slight of hand.
- Most importantly, sympathizing with someone over a tough situation is okay. A kind word goes a long way.
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. – Proverbs 16:24