A Prudent Man Overlooks an Insult

I’m reading Proverbs, and the wise counsel I find convicts and inspires.  A simple verse in chapter 12 challenges me:

“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult. ” 

As I think about living with flair, I know that I want my life to reflect a counter-cultural and revolutionary way of thinking and behaving.  What would it look like to “overlook” insults?  The word overlook as a verb means failing to notice, but as a noun it means “a commanding position or view.” 

When I overlook an insult, I stand high on the overlook of God’s love and compassion. 

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Journal:  Have you chosen to overlook an insult? 

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