The two words I try to live by are be nice. Those are words I heard a lot growing up and still remember my mother’s voice saying them in a rather sharp tone, followed by my full given name. These were said when my mother thought I was doing something wrong. It took me a long time to get past the thought that I was not a nice person.
Being nice is not easy, especially in today’s culture. I am often told I am “too nice.” I shouldn’t try to help people. People will take advantage. Yes, some might, but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to help where we can.
For me those two words sum up the teachings of the New Testament. Let me get out my Bible here and show a few examples.
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