Carey Nieuwhof said “Don’t wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig liked it.” In other words, healthy leaders know that when certain folks consistently try to start fights with them or constantly criticize them, no matter what they do or say, the best thing they can do is NOT engage in the mud slinging. Why?
Well, as Carey says, “You both get dirty” — but it’s only the pig who enjoys it.
Could this be what Jesus was hinting at when he encouraged his followers not to “cast their pearls before swine?” I think so.
Don’t engage. 🛑 Hold your peace. Use your words to heal, not hurt. When you do, you stay clean and the others…well, look quite pigheaded. 🐷
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