I haven't been back to work for a whole week yet and the negative emails and phone calls have already started. In a week or so, I'll share them with you. I think God sometimes allows these people to surface just to see how I will respond to them. Have you considered how your dealings with other people can indicate your spiritual state?
A righteous walk with God will always manifest itself in our relationships with other people. It can be demonstrated in our treatment of one another. Jesus calls us to walk as He walked. How is that done? Matthew 7:12 says, "In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Most people call this the "Golden Rule" in that we should "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
We all need and want unconditional love. Because of that, we should treat other people in precisely the same way we want to be treated! This is the Law and the Prophets. This is fulfilling the Law. So if we want to follow Jesus, we must keep the highest good of others before us, doing unto them as we would have them do unto us.
Just imagine how different the world would be today if every Christian lived like that...