We think that we understand the human soul so well, when in truth we shrink back from honest expressions of grace at every step. What are we so afraid of?Moreover,
What makes us think that we've got the answers? Why is it that because we think we're right, we justify rudeness towards others who think differently than we do? What makes us so arrogant as to assume we can see plainly the log in our own eye, and so are free then to take aim at the speck in our neighbours?[via Unedited Ravings]
Over the past few years I've watched as those close to me have taken sides on issues large and small (actually, most of them were quite small) and deliberately walk away from relationships that were once mutually life-giving.