December 9, 2015

Top Reason to Treat Others With Respect

There are soooo many excuses for disrespect these days. That’s exactly what they are: excuses:
  • “She kept me waiting forever!”
  • “He looked at me the wrong way!”
  • “He wasn’t able to give me the help I needed.”
  • “She was wrong about that; I had to set her straight.”
  • “She started it!”
  • “He didn’t give me what I wanted.”
  • “She cut me off in traffic.”
  • “He wouldn’t move.”

Of course, the list could go on forever.  There seem to be more challenges to our patience than ever. Society can be intolerant, for all the recent emphasis on diversity. What we sometimes forget is that most people are doing the best they can with limited resources.

Everyone is damaged in their own way. This means that we’re limited in how we interact with others:
  • Our childhood wasn’t perfect.
  • Health and finances are an ongoing challenge.
  • Family crises arise.
  • Loved ones aren’t treating us right.
An Example of Impatience

Please take the time to watch this 2-minute footage of T.V. hosts discussing a recent viral video. In the original recording, a kind lady, Paige Yore, talks about how she brought comfort to a young, harried Wal Mart employee who was being mistreated.

Please note: Wal Mart says the original video is a fake, and I can’t find it on Paige Yore’s YouTube channel. Some people say that Ms.Yore is only out for fame and fortune. I believe that it did happen. However, even if this exact incident did not happen, I have seen plenty of examples of similar disrespect. I still feel the impact of the video. In fact, the hateful comments and mail that Paige Yore has received since posting the video point out the fact that people are angry enough to initiate such disrespect. It happens all the time, even if it didn’t happen at the Pueblo, Colorado, Wal Mart.

My Conclusion

“…walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you were called. With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” Ephesians 4:1-2 (KJV)
“He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding; but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.” Proverbs 14:29 (KJV)

How have you shown respect to people today?

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