JESUS HAS THE ANSWER
Dear child, when you find yourself inwardly mocking others, it’s a sign that you’re feeling fearful and insecure about your Father’s ability to provide abundantly.
When you look around your world, you see material things in limited supply. Perhaps there are only three gallons of milk left on sale at your local store, and so you compete to secure one of them for your family. Since that’s the way you see things working, you assume that your Father’s love works that way too. And so you feel the need to reassure yourself that you are better than your neighbor so you can be sure to get your “gallon” of your Father’s love.
But things work differently in your Father’s kingdom: There is always more than enough. He is able to multiply whatever you give: When you see beauty and send out your joy, He’ll lead you into seeing much more beauty. When you feel love and send out what’s in your heart, He’ll fill your heart with much more love. What you give, you will get—multiplied.
Put aside your snide thinking and open your heart in compassion for your neighbor’s weaknesses: By doing so, you will immediately feel for yourself how your Father graces you with more than enough love and beauty.
Related passage: Do Not Be Anxious, Matthew 6:25–34 —Jesus to the crowd,
“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”