People would be right to expect an absence of harshness and an air of patience from those who follow Christ. We forget sometimes that people struggling with faith or life watch Christians with expectation. They hope to see less anger and more mercy, less judgment and more compassion, less criticism and more encouragement. Jesus and Peter told us to live good lives so God is given the glory. May our actions and reactions point those around us to our loving Father.
We have found that it’s easy to hurt others with our
words or actions. Teach us, Father, to pause and
to think before we speak or act
Fill us with kindness and care.
May others see less of me and more of Jesus.