One thing I have noticed about people, even Christian people, is that they assume the worst. If I forget to make a call it is because I do not care about that person. If I do not stop to talk to a person then I am cold toward that person and probably angry with them. If I am out of the office then I am being lazy and not doing any work. I could go on and on. It is not just with me, but with other people to. They didn’t talk to me when they walked by so they must be angry with me. They did not come even though they were invited so they must … you get the idea.
I wonder how life would be different in the world and especially in the Church if we would assume the best. What would happen if we assumed the absolute best in the other person.
They didn’t come so they must have something wonderful happening in their life. They didn’t say hello I hope they are not distracted by something painful. If so, maybe I should pray for them. Is this how your brain works? Unfortunately it is usually not how mine works either.
So today, would you commit with me to assume the best in people. Let’s see what difference it makes.