James 3:9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Here I am reading these verses this morning, pondering what to comment on, I suddenly realize on my way to work that I am cursing both of my bosses for being cheapskates.
I think overall bosses are a hard test for showing love, many of us are irritatedif not down right mad at our bosses. It’s easy for me to forget that my bosses, despite their lack of faith, their own self indulgence and missing sympathy they are made in the likeness of God.
A person’s behavior often is more transparent than they relize. To put it another way if a person is a jerk to you it’s likely they are a jerk to others, its not a secret. With that perspective I try and challenge myself to call blessings on a person like or find something good to say, cause there’s a good chance not much daily love is being sent to them.
We can’t change the people around us, but with our words we can show love, God’s love. And that kind of love can change a heart for the good!