When it comes to self-image, most people don’t die the death of one big sword thrusting them through. Rather, they die the death of a thousand tiny paper cuts. What am I talking about? The numerous, and often small, indignities that others show us day after day – that we don’t want to overlook or forgive.
We get cut off in traffic. Or a co-worker gossips about us. Or the neighbor takes advantage of us. In fact, many of the hurts take place in our own homes. Our family members often seem to do us the most wrong. Maybe it’s just because we’re around them more than everyone else, or the fact that we hold them to a higher standard, or both. In any case, if we’re interested in keeping track of how poorly we’re being treated in life, there’s always a long list we seem able to produce.
Why do we seek restitution for all these wrongs? Why do we want people to acknowledge how they’ve mistreated us? It’s so much more beneficial for us to imitate our Savior, forgive the wrong, and let Him take care of us.
Don’t you see how this way of living worked out for Him? It will work out that way for you, too, if you follow His example.
Don’t be like most people; be like Him.
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