Rude! You have met people you would describe this way. You know, those people who go out to eat and don’t tip the waiter or waitress. Those people who expect everyone to stop what they are doing and cater to their needs because they think they are the center of the universe. Those people who have left a trail of broken relationships in their past and only care about people if they can get something from them. Users, abusers and losers. Just rude! You know these people, right? You might even be described this way. Rudeness is not a desirable characteristic.
Love is the opposite of rude. One of the most famous writings in the Bible is in 1 Corinthians 13.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Rude people are jealous, boastful, impatient, unkind, proud, arrogant, demanding, and irritable. They hold grudges, are glad when bad things happen to people, give up on people, don’t have faith in people. They are hopeless, negative, and won’t stick it out when things get tough.
Loving people are the opposite of this. Loving people are kind and patient. They serve others, are forgiving, show mercy, live humbly, give, speak the truth, and enduring. They persevere, hope for the best in people, don’t get angry easily, are full of faith, and are willing to do whatever it takes to give their life for people.
Which describes you? Spend some time evaluating your life today. The way you live your life represents what you believe. Do people see you as rude or loving?