Acts 11:17-18 (ESV)“If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?” When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”
One of the biggest tests of our spiritual maturity is how we respond when someone hurts us — especially when it’s someone that we care about. What we might barely give a second thought to coming from a stranger can feel deeply offensive when it comes from a close friend or family member. Not only do we value their thoughts and opinions, but we’ve given them access to our lives and their actions can feel like a betrayal of that trust.