Some Folks Are Not Satisfied With Insulting You
Ed, my old neighbor from Saskatchewan, found himself on the wrong end of some petty insults and lies last week. A friend shared the insults and the falsehoods about Ed that he had heard. Ed thought his friend might have spared telling him what he heard. “Why do people believe that people want to listen to the mean things others are saying about them?” Ed asked me.
It is hard to decide the motives of our friends at times. Are they trying to help us or hurt us? Sometimes people may not like us simply because we are friends with someone they despise. Jesus warned his disciples that people would insult, persecute, and falsely say all kinds of evil against them because the were followers of himself (Jesus).