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Sunday – 19/6/16

Work at getting along with each other and with God. Otherwise you’ll never get so much as a glimpse of God. Make sure no one gets left out of God’s generosity. Keep a sharp eye out for weeds of bitter discontent. A thistle or two gone to seed can ruin a whole garden in no time. (Heb 12:14) John Maxwell’s father tells his son a story in which in every interaction, there are three roads that we can take: 1. The low road, where I’m out to get you,

2. The middle road, where I’ll basically treat you as you treat me, and

3. The high road, where I’ll treat you well regardless of how you treat me. (John writes) When I was younger, I watched my dad, time and time again, treat people well, no matter what. Often that meant he treated them much better than they treated him. As a young person, I sometimes wished that he would fight for himself more, that he would exercise his rights more. But he didn’t. Instead, he consistently traveled the high road in every relationship. He gave way. He let things go. He forgave. He loved people anyway. I remember once hearing a man ask Dad his opinion of a man who had spoken badly about him. “I think he’s a fine man,” Dad said. In response the questioner said, “Well, he’s said a lot of terrible things about you! What do you say to that?” I’ll never forget Dad’s response: “You asked me what I thought of him, not what he thought of me.” Think about it. X

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