Have you ever tried to play with a kid who just doesn’t care about you or your feelings? When someone treats you in way that isn’t really nice, it can be hard to treat them nice in return. When someone is mean to us, we want to treat them in the same way. When someone hurts us, we want to hurt them.
It is okay to ask for help when someone is hurting you; it is okay to let the adults in your life know what is going on, but it is not okay to hate the person who has been hurting you. It isn’t okay for you to try to hurt them in return for what they have done to you. Jesus wants us to love our enemies. That means He wants us to show love to those who hurt us. Ask an adult in your life how you can do this, and get help if someone continues to hurt you. By being nice to someone and loving them in the way that God wants you to, you might be able to help them see God’s love for them and change the way they act.
“But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you.” Luke 6:27
Is there someone who is mean to you often? Who do you need to tell?
Pray that God will enable you to be kind to them.