3 – Work-place Wrestle

Jacob’s and Sons, Contractors was a small construction company led by Jacob and his sons Joshua and Zeph. They hired a very meticulous woman as the office manager, Kasey.

One day, they hired a new employee named Heather. After a little while, it became clear that Kasey had a problem working with Heather. She went to see Jacob one day and explained why she had a problem with Heather. Jacob said, “That doesn’t sound like a problem to me. Try to keep working together and we’ll see if you can work it out.”

So Kasey and Heather kept working, and Kasey kept treating Heather like an invalid. Eventually, Heather approached Kasey and calmly said, “Is there something wrong with my performance?” Kasey said nothing but continued to give her the “evil eye.”

So Heather went to Kasey and said to her, “Look, if there is something I’ve done wrong, please let me know and I will fix it.” After that, Kasey said, “I hate you.”

So Heather went to Jacob and explained to him what Kasey had said to her. She offered to resign her position if it was necessary. Jacob called Kasey into his office and asked if this was all true. She admitted she had been hateful. So Jacob said they had one last chance to work things out otherwise Kasey would be fired.

Heather was determined to make things work, so she decided to take a different approach. The next time Kasey was rude to her, Heather simply smiled and said, “I love you.” Kasey was taken aback, but she couldn’t help but smile back.

Over the next few weeks, Heather continued to be kind and loving to Kasey, even when Kasey was not kind in return. Eventually, Kasey’s heart began to soften. She realized that Heather was not a threat to her, and that she actually had a lot to offer.

Kasey and Heather eventually became good friends, and they both learned a lot from each other. Heather learned that it’s important to be kind to everyone, even those who are not kind to you. Kasey learned that it’s important to let go of anger and resentment, and to open your heart to love.

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

Proverbs 10:12

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