Those difficult people are …dead inside. They are miserable. They can’t feel empathy. They try to get you upset because at least then they feel …SOMETHING.
And if people don’t know God they don’t know love. These are His words; not mine.
If they don’t know love, they don’t know HOW to love you AND they can’t love themselves in a healthy way.
They simply don’t know how.
Like a zombie apocalypse, they’re everywhere and they want to bite you with sharp words and actions and make you die inside too.
This is where grace and compassion show up.
You have something they don’t. They want it but don’t know how to get it. They’re envious but they won’t express this in healthy ways because they’re not even understanding what they’re missing.
When this truly sinks in, it has power to already take away some of the pain they’ve caused.
When you know God, His love can’t HELP but spill over from your life to theirs.
Lord, shine and bring the dead to life.
Help us help people take the graveclothes off.
Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” –John 11:38-44