The older that I get the more often I’m reminded that you can’t please everyone all of the time. As a preacher’s wife and more importantly, as a Christian, I try hard to get along with everyone. But, sometimes, it doesn’t matter. Just because someone has the “ugly” in them, it doesn’t mean that it has to kill the beauty in you.
As Christians, we are to be “Christ-like.” That age old question comes to mind, “What would Jesus do?” We don’t have to wonder because the scriptures tell us what He did when others mocked Him, spit at Him, and made fun of Him. “Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously” (I Peter 2:23), “because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” (I Peter 2:21b) When He was falsely accused, “He remained silent” (Matthew 26:63). He “rose above” the situation and refused to let the “ugly” in others, kill the beauty in Him.
We can’t please everyone all the time, but we should strive to “please Him!” To God be the glory! Simply blessed, Courtney