A Little Respect, Please!

I was disappointed with the behavior of some of the people sitting near me when I attended the local high school graduation recently. I couldn’t hear much of what was being said up front because of all the noise going on around me. While the graduates were making their speeches and the school administrators were making their comments, my neighbors insisted on giving their own speeches. I’m not talking about a hushed whisper now and then. These people were holding conversations, and they weren’t even trying to keep their voices down. And it wasn’t just a couple of people; there were several different offenders.

How rude! Can’t you forget about yourself for just a few minutes and let life be about somebody else besides yourself for a change? How about some consideration for the graduates on their big day? How about a little respect?

Now that I got that rant out of my system, I had better watch out for signs of selfishness in my own life. I know that I too, have tendencies to think about my own wants and desires, sometimes neglecting the needs of others in the process.

Philippians 2:4 says, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”

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