Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
There is a lady who I work with who makes proper names plural when they are supposed to be singular. For example, Best Buy to her is Best Buys and so on. At first, I thought this was funny, so I would poke and laugh. Then, it started to annoy me, and I would correct her, because after all, she is saying it wrong, right?
Well, there came the day when the correction went too far. She said something wrong and I gently (and I’m being honest about that) corrected her. With a hurtful look in her eyes, she said “Whatever!” and walked away. Oh no…what have I done? Why did I go there? Does it really matter that she says things a little wrong?
Of course it doesn’t. So, from there I remembered that I have to put on love. Sometimes that feels fake to me. After all, how can I love sincerely when my heart isn’t into it? That’s the thing…it’s better to be a little less than genuine in a moment of irritation, then let your emotions dictate what your tongue says and BAM! You’ve said something regretful and you’ve looked like an idiot….a Christ following idiot.