Me First!

me first

Good morning!

Yesterday one of the 4 year old children on my bus looked at an adult and said, “You look weird!” Well you never know what a child is going to say, especially the children that we work with. However, although no one else said anything to him, I couldn’t let it go and told him he shouldn’t talk that way to others especially an adult. His reply was that the person looked weird so he said it. I asked him how he would feel if this adult had told him he looked weird and his reply was, “I would kick his hind end!” I then asked how he would feel if the adult came back on the bus and kicked his hind end. At this point the young man decided maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to call someone else names. I then talked to him about how important it was to treat others the way we want them to treat us.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matt 7:12

I noticed this passage tells us to treat people the way we want them to treat us. This isn’t just refraining from saying bad things or taking a swing at someone. If I want them to speak kindly to me I should speak kindly to them first. If I want them to be concerned about me, I should be concerned about them first. If I want to be loved, I should love first. I am not to wait and see what they do and then react, I am the one responsible to set the example. I guess we could say, “Me First!”

Just a thought! God Bless…



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