Ever been told to mellow out?
I found an interesting Greek word (of the Koine sorts) that describes the same sentiment. The word is…are you ready for it…melo.
It literally means to “care about” and can be found multiple times in the NT. For example, Matthew 22:16 says, “And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.”
So basically, getting rid of your melo meant you could get rid of what was bothering you.
Who knew that even in the days when Jesus walked the Earth that you could still tell someone to melo out?