Today, I realized how important it is to value the people around us. He/she may be a stranger we met down the street, a random guy who added us on facebook, a family, a close friend or a neighbor-- he/she should be valued as an individual who also has his/her own hopes, dreams, joys, pains, problems, abilities, interests, things to do and opinions.
When was the last time we respected the opinion of other people? When was the last time we listened attentively to our friend's problem?
We should always keep in mind to treat other people the way we want to be treated. We should accomodate and appreciate not only the people who are close to our hearts but also the people who have crossed our path everyday.
The Bible says:
“Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’. But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another.”