We are all children of God. God has no favourites (Rom. 2:11), but the human emotion of jealousy makes us bitter and even causes unnecessary rivalry. We see this played out with Joseph and his brothers (Gn. 37), who tried to kill him but then sold him into slavery.
We see how God’s healing love is “at work” in the life of Jesus, resulting in the plot to kill him (Jn. 5:18). Despite these lessons being taught in every generation, people seem slow to learn. When negativity towards others surfaces, turn to the Lord for healing.
Lord Jesus, may Your healing love and power in our lives help us to see Your image in every individual, especially in those who habitually yield to darkness and negativity. Amen.