Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. (Ian MacLaren, pen name of John Watson, 20th century Scottish minister)

It’s so easy to make snap judgments about other people. When someone speaks rudely to us or pushes in front of us in line at the Post Office, our immediate thoughts can be so wrong. As MacLaren says, we really don’t know what difficulties others are facing. So, we should withhold judgment and, instead, try to be an encouragement to everyone we meet.

Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them (Ephesians 4:29).