We typically believe that we can spot hatred when we see it. In our minds, it is reserved for those unreasonably angry people causing conflicts with no desire for subtlety. In reality, quiet hatred can damage just as much as when it is blunt and loud. It’s time to go the second mile in harnessing hatred.
Hatred stirs up strife (conflict), but love covers all offenses.Proverbs 10:12
How to Harness Personal Hatred
- Recognize that you aren’t perfect.
- Dissect why you feel the way you do.
- Evaluate if you possess unhealthy biases.
- View every person as someone made in the image of God.
- Attempt to communicate that person’s point of view fairly.
- Pray that God’s best would happen for that person.
- Seek to let your involvement be known by your love.