When people offend and injure you, be patient with them. When people are rude and hostile, be kind and gracious to them. When people are blessed and the sun shines brightly upon them, rejoice with them rather than being envious. Instead of boasting about your accomplishments, celebrate the achievements of others. Let your conduct and conversation be defined by humility rather than pride. Don’t act in a disgraceful manner, wounding or injuring others with your words or attitude. Instead of putting yourself first, give others the place of importance. Make them your priority. Don’t be easily provoked into a fight or an argument. Live at peace with everyone. When people do you wrong, forgive them and let it go. Don’t take joy in others failures or frailties. Practice the truth in everything you do and say. Don’t gossip. If someone entrusts their struggle to you, guard it as a precious treasure. Keep believing. Never lose hope. When trials and misfortune come your way, bear with it. Don’t give up and give in. Be love.
[Paraphrased from 1 Corinthians 13…]
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” ~ 1 John 4:11