food for thought*

Before reading on, look for the lesson in this picture below.

The man doesn’t know that there is a snake underneath. The woman doesn’t know that there is a stone crushing the man. The woman thinks: “I am going to fall! And I can’t climb because the snake is going to bite me! Why can’t the man use a little more strength and pull me up!” The man thinks: “I am in so much pain! Yet I’m still pulling you as much as I can! Why don’t you try and climb a little harder!?”

The moral is: You can’t see the pressure the other person is under and the other person can’t see the pain you’re in. This is life, whether it’s with work, family, feelings or friends, we should try to understand each other. Learn to think differently, perhaps more clearly and communicate better. A little thought and patience goes a long way.

Everyone we meet is fighting their own battle. Be kind.

When we are, we will…

be.the.church

Be kind to one another.” Ephesians 4.32

Leave a comment to what you think the lesson is, what you saw in the picture, and if you agree with the above food for thought.

Here’s some links to previous posts about being kind: https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/10/25/be-kind/

https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/11/15/kind-and-sweet/

https://bethechurch.home.blog/2019/08/31/it-is-the-end-of-be-kind-to-humankind/

*Above is a well circulated reposted internet sensation. I do not know who the originator is or would give the due credit.

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