So many teens and adults are tense as the school year ends.
Teens who encounter their bullies with their last-day-of-school threats.
Bullies who want to make a final statement before summer.
Teachers whose patience has run out.
School administrators who are running on fumes.
Co-workers trying to figure out day care choices.
Colleagues worried about their unsupervised teens.
Police officers dreading the last day of school drama.
And, all of us who care about them.
Here’s some life-transforming advice for all of us:
Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.
Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down.
Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up.
Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.
Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone.
If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody.
Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”
Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. 1
1 – Romans 12:14-20, MSG