The Best Way to Get Along with Others

Two of my cats immensely dislike each other. They can’t stand to be in the same room together.

Today I notice something very curious: When they’re focused on birdwatching, they suddenly love each other. They align themselves together in their attention on the birds.

I know this: When I’m focused on Jesus, I’m aligned with others (even those I might not naturally get along with). Proverbs 16:7 promises that “when a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.” And of course 1 John 1:7 explains that “if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another. . . “

If I’m not getting along with someone, might I redirect my focus, examine my own darkness, and reorient my ways to please God?

Then, I find I’m at peace with others.


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