I had a quite brutal “conversation” on twitter with someone on just this topic last week:
Does everyone deserve kindness and respect despite the life they lead?
It got to the point where this individual began calling me names, then blocked me altogether. My crime? quoting a bible passage.
I said to her:
“If we only love people who agree with us, and love people who love us, how will we grow? How can we ever help anyone else?”
She just couldn’t wrap her head around the fact that I could show kindness to people who may not deserve it.
I think she found it offensive? I’m not sure.
Because of my beliefs, I feel as if everyone deserves kindness and respect, no matter who that person may be.
Along these lines, I was reminded of the bible story in which Jesus sits down to dinner with tax collectors and sinners, then is questioned by the Pharisees.
“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call on the righteous, but sinners.”
As the bible passage above reminds us, Jesus came to help those least deserving of his help, after all, they’re the ones who need help the most. If Jesus could be kind to everyone, can’t we? After all, who are we to judge anyone else? We aren’t perfect either.
What do you think?
Does everyone deserve kindness?
(or am I way off base?)
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Good night and God bless!
Until next time…
Namaste my friends!