Dealing with Differences - Up To Know Good on Friday

Dealing with Differences
Up To Know Good on Friday

December 01, 2006

lit gas burner

Not long after Myron and I were married, I was standing in the kitchen one Saturday making breakfast. I turned away from the stove to prepare another part of the meal, and Myron started to help me. When I looked back at the stove, things were not cooking “right.” I noticed the heat had been turned down. I adjusted it up and continued fixing some of the other food. Again, when I looked back at the stove, the flame was on low. At this point, my own internal temperature began to rise.

Do Good - Decide now how you will handle it the next time someone gets in your way. Is it a major issue that needs to be battled? Is it something small that can be dismissed or ignored? Why are you really frustrated?

Myron and I had a small discussion. I was trying to do something nice by making breakfast, and he was trying to be kind by assisting me. Though I know he only had good intentions, it bugged me. Later, as I gave it more thought, I realized I was annoyed because I was just learning how to cook. I was insecure and frustrated, but I knew I could choose a better attitude. Now when Myron offers to help in the kitchen, we have a lot more fun! He tells me what he’s doing (like turning down the heat on the stove), and I don’t take it personally when he shows me something new.

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18. Click to read more of St. Paul’s advice.

Jesus, thanks for being an example of peacefully getting along with others.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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