By: G.J. Fortier
How do you see others?
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV)
How many people, on average, would you say that you meet up with on a daily basis? Almost assuredly, this number will vary greatly dependent upon your employment status and type; where your travels take you; what day of the week it is; etc. It’s also pretty common for the vast majority of these encounters to be, well let’s just say, brief at best. Some could be categorized as friendly; some confrontational; some cordial; some not-so-cordial; some intimate; some confrontational … I think you get the point that I’m trying to make. They’re all different, requiring differing levels of our attention, thought and (sometimes) patience to even get through.