Truly getting along with others is a skill that few have mastered. Misunderstandings abound and oft times in their wake friendships suffer. At times the damage is so severe that the relationship can not survive. This leaves feelings of resentment, frustration and even loss on both sides.
Let's face it, there is no need to pretend you don't know what I'm talking about. We have all experienced this type of communication breakdown at one time or another. The question is how did we respond?
Oswald Chambers gives a suggestion on how to rise above our automatic response. He said, "A personal insult becomes an opportunity for a saint to reveal the incredible sweetness of the Lord Jesus."
Are you revealing the sweetness of Christ to those who insult you? (For that fact, Am I?) How many times must we get the opportunity to practice forgiveness, patience and kindness before we will allow Christ's Sweetness to envelop those who offend us?