t is difficult to find a courteous person today,” someone said, “who isn’t trying to sell you something.” But we Christians should be courteous, it seems to me, for Jesus’ sake. Even under the most aggravating circumstances.
The day before had seen Paul unjustly assaulted by a mob in Jerusalem, with people “throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air” (Acts 22:23). And who should be called upon to explain such outrage? Not the dust flingers, but Paul!—before the Roman military commander stationed in the city, and in front of members of the Jewish Sanhedrin, summoned to the barracks.
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