Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach”. Matthew 23:1-3
My interpretation of what Jesus was stating to the crowd was that you need to backup your words with your actions. Sometimes it is all too easy to blame others for how I act but that does not absolve me of the way I engage with them. It is important for me to realize that my actions are a result of my emotions and they also effect how others react.
I suggest the key is forming positive relationships that can cope with negative reactions towards me and assist me in building up resilience. It determines my ability to manage difficult circumstances and not regret the way I act.Furthermore assisting me in demonstrating with people I am consistent and trustworthy and hence people know they can approach me with confidence. Consequently trying to practice what the scriptures teach.
In conclusion I think it is vital for me to critically reflect on what I do everyday. I believe it helps me to focus on the day and how I can do things better while celebrating the successes. Furthermore when reviewing the day I challenge myself to look through another persons lens and acknowledge were my actions compassionate and fair.