“Nobody was more worthy of being treated well than Jesus,
and nobody more willingly was treated more badly.”
This comment got me thinking about how I react to people when they treat me badly. It doesn’t happen that often. I live in the U.S.A. and have a very easy life. I don’t get persecuted for my faith like many Christians around the world.
But we all get criticized unfairly or don’t get the credit we think we deserve. You know what I’m talking about, right?
And then there’s Jesus. He should have been treated like royalty, which He is, of course. And He got treated like dirt.
Reflecting on this sobering truth is the antidote for self-pity.