Perspective

Philippians 2:3-4, God wants us to have a good perspective, selfishness
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” (1)
George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
African-American inventor and educator, born a slave

We cannot fully understand the difficulties of others unless we experience those same difficulties ourselves. But kindness involves trying to understand others and giving them the benefit of the doubt.

The young may envy the free time of retired people; retired people may envy the health and energy of the young. It’s easy to see things from our perspective, much harder to see things from others' perspectives.

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 2:3-4

If you’re having difficulties with someone, ask God if there's something lacking in your perspective.
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