Never stoop to the level of nasty people: “Their biggest motivation is that they actually feel inferior to you, so they’ll slash you down to their level” (psychologist Jay Carter). Always take the high road. Be gracious and compassionate to difficult and mean people, for often they’ve been hurt, are unloved, or haven’t experienced God’s forgiveness. A dear old lady was asked what she used to look so beautiful and attractive. She answered: “I use for my lips, truth; for my voice, kindness; for my eyes, compassion; for my hands, charity; for my figure, uprightness; for my heart, love; for any who do not like me, prayer. Try this make-up and see what it’ll do for you.” That’s taking the high road! (Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 5).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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