Jerry: "Hello, Newman."**
How many of us have been here? The person that just, no matter what they do, rubs you the wrong way? I know I have. I’m thinking of my Newman right now. My Newman is a know-it-all, smug and generally not like-able type of person. I even want to say his name like Jerry says “Newman!” - with contempt!
Now I know it’s not right to feel this way toward people because of what the Bible says. A few verses come to mind:
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
I have to admit I sort of like that verse about the burning coals! God gave us a little motivation for being kind, didn’t He!?!
Confession: I just googled “What does the Bible say about people you don’t like.” And I found this great site. http://www.freebiblestudyguides.org/bible-answers/dealing-with-difficult-people.htm
I’ll be praying for you as you encounter your Newman this week. Will you do the same for me?