Making Yourself Disagreeable

There are people who seem to delight in making themselves disagreeable.

Sometimes these are leaders. “I want to be feared and disliked, because I’m focused on getting things done and that is how you do it.”

Sometimes these are evangelical Christians. They think it is a badge of honor to be disliked.

Jesus said they’d be disliked and mocked and beaten. Didn’t he.

However, the greatest growth of the Christian movement (aside from point of spear or political decree) was when its followers were the most winning. “I want what she’s having.”

They established hospitals. They established education. They served. They led by example.

Making yourself disagreeable just makes you, well, disagreeable. And you just huddle with other disagreeable people.

Better is the way of invitation and service and joy.

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