Blowing out a candle

I’m sure we’ve all come across people who always seem to want to put others down, no matter what they say or do; they always have to out-do everyone else’s story or achievements, and dismiss or ignore others achievements.

I’ve often wondered whether putting others down, makes them feel better or more important themselves, or whether they just like to feel superior to others. To be honest, those that act this way, don’t show themselves to be more important or superior to others. In fact it just makes them harder to like.

We all like receiving praise or appreciation sometimes, so when others take away the opportunity for us to receive that praise, it can make them seem less likeable. It probably sounds like I’m saying the person who puts others down is not a nice person, and while to some extent that may be true, I actually want want to remind myself and you, that we are called to love the unlovable, no matter how difficult that may be at times.

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G.K. Chesterton

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