Put Love first

My husband and I had just returned home after an enjoyable evening out with friends. I checked my email and was immediately sorry that I had. There at the top of the in-box was a message from a colleague. My reaction was visceral. I felt my stomach tightening and my temperature rising. 

For some reason, just about everything this guy did bugged me. After a meeting or conference call with him I’d often come home agitated. And now, it seemed these bad feelings were about to ruin what had promised to be a good weekend.

As one who is striving to follow the example of Christ Jesus, I knew that the thoughts I had been having about this individual were not Christian. Sadly, instead of abiding by the Golden Rule—which I understand to include thinking of others as we would have them think of us—I had let myself go along with the sentiment among our team that working with him was “just plain difficult.” Right then and there, I resolved to change. But where to begin? 

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Inspired decision-making
December 3, 2018

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