It’s so easy to be swept up in gossip, bullying and just being mean without even realizing it. You’re sitting with a group of friends. A stranger walks past wearing something you would never, ever even think about wearing, and you make some funny comments to one another. You share a few chuckles and move on with your day. Seems harmless, right? It’s not like you were “actually” mean to the person. They don’t have to know. Trust us, we are all guilty of doing the same thing. No one is perfect.
Just that one little act between friends though; just one little side comment, shows no love.
We all need to work on truly loving each other and it is a battle that we will face day, after day, after day. Some days we will win and others we will not.
We need to work on a complete lack of judging other less than ourselves. We need to work on supporting everyone we come into contact with. We need to work on following the greatest commandments Jesus gave us each and everyday.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31.
If we truly followed those commandments, we would never joke at the expense of another. An easy way to keep yourself in check - if you wouldn’t say it to the person’s face, it’s probably not a nice thing to say.