You’ve been hurt, right? I mean, who hasn’t?? One of the most powerful ways I’ve experienced God’s grace – real, radical, changing grace – is how he has empowered me to respond to people who have humiliated or belittled or rejected me.
When I’ve run into them again God has given me enough grace – just enough for that interaction – to overlook the past and to be warm, kind and sincere.
The crazy thing is that as I’ve felt that power surge up in me – knowing that for sure the goodness coming out of me is all God and not me – it actually changes my feelings as well. I end up loving – even liking! – these people.