Here is the example for all of us men to follow - an example from a young boy. Isaiah Jarvis gets hit in the head with a pitch during the Little League World Series. After walking to first in a bit of distress - probably fear of watching his young life flash before his eyes - he sees that the pitcher who hit him is also distressed. Instead of charging the mound in anger, after he gets to first, he walk to the mound in compassion for the pitcher who is shaken up. He consoles the pitcher, tells him he is doing great, while giving him a little hug, and then returns to first base.
How many of us have a heart that is forgiving to the point that we are able to look past unintentional wrongs and go above and beyond like this? The answer: not many of us. Admittedly, I felt a bit of shame watching this because there are many times in my life where I have not demonstrated a proper attitude to people who accidentally cut me off in traffic or inadvertently wrong me in any other way.
Let's take a lesson from the game and from this young man. Put things into perspective and remember that it is another human being on the other side of the perceived wrong. Be quick to forgive, not quick to anger. I think I read that somewhere... ;)
Isaiah Jarvis: stand up young man! You are a real man.