You can call them “the Scrooge”, “the Grinch”, or “MeAn PeOpLe”. We all either know of some or come across them from time to time. And for whatever reason it seems that their antics are more AnNoYiNg during the holiday season. Maybe that’s because their negative persona is in stark contrast to the cheer and joy of the Christmas season.
But before I WriTe ThEm oFF this holiday, I’m reminding myself that “Hurt (adjective) people, hurt (verb) people”. That’s what they do. It’s what comes natural. In fact, sadly, that is, probably all they know. Maybe it’s because of AbuSe as a child, maybe it’s because of great pain or loss, or maybe it’s because they have never been given love, which in that case it is obvious why they are “mean” – giving away something you don’t have (in this case, love/kindness) is an impossibilty.
So, God, please help me to remember that you loved me before I loved you and now it’s time for me to ReTuRn the FaVoR.