It’s been an interesting week. Not only have I looked at my own behavior, but I also watched others as they navigated situations that called for respect.
I think something that has stood out to me is that often folks feel that being respectful in the face of disrespect says that they are somehow worthy of that disrespect. Like not getting snarky back means they are agreeing with the disrespect.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Your respectful attitude is a reflection of your heart and the disrespectful behavior reveals the other person’s heart (with it’s wounding, pride, fear, etc.). Respect may need to make friends with grace.
I’ll own it can be very hard to be respectful sometimes, but when you are able, please do. You are sowing good seed in your marriage and in a world that desperately needs a little care and respect.