What happened to this janitor has happened to many of us in different ways. Most of us can relate to an event when someone did something that was destructive, or inconsiderate, and we asked them to please stop what they were doing. They agree when confronted to change their behavior but it doesn’t last long. Some people are great they really do try, and we can understand when they slip up. We can easily forgive authentic backsliding or mistakes.
However there are those who of their own accord consciously decide to be malicious, or stubborn, and indulge in passive aggressive behavior. They decide they are going to continue on just to spite or aggravate. At the core of their problem is pride, insecurity, selfishness, and unforgiveness. They don’t like being told they cannot do something and they’re showing the person who checked their behavior they are not going to listen to them, and they continue on self satisfied and holding their grudge. They are not exercising moral discipline and doing the right thing, instead they feel a certain satisfaction in taking revenge. All one has to do today is look around and we can see there is a huge lack of discipline in our society today. What they don’t realize is they are hurting themselves in the long run. The Bible says it best in Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid. It takes maturity and humility to admit when we are wrong, and to accept discipline or correction. However the person who is open to the correction of others, is open to learning from their mistakes instead of being harmed by them or repeating them.
The Bible also reminds us to be careful in the things we do because we will reap what we sow as it says in, Job 4:8 “According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity And those who sow trouble harvest it. It also teaches us to respect each other as in Matthew 7:12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
What the janitor and principle did in this video was a creative way of teaching these popular girls a valuable lesson. However it’s sad to think that if these girls knew and lived by these Bible truths none of this would have happened. There are consequences for our actions and we reap the rewards of good or bad happening in our lives. If we are open, humble, and willing to listen to those who are constructively disciplining us we learn and grow from our mistakes, things get better and life goes easier. If we treat others with respect a lot of the time we will get respect back.
Imagine how great this planet would become if all of us practiced basic respect for each other and just treated each other with kindness and honesty. It starts with all of us, so we here at Faithreel.com are inviting all our readers to share this story, and to purposely be an example to others and do one act of showing respect to the people around you today. God Bless You!