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.
Journal: Have you chosen to overlook an insult?