Very broadly speaking there are two types of people – those who are bent toward pulling the loose threads further unraveling a weakness or elements of insecurity in others and those who recognize the beautiful vulnerability of such flaws and serve to weave them back into the other person’s story helping them find their way to strength and courage.
Our voice, influence and impact in each others lives is the greatest resource we have been given.
I’m not saying everyone must accept every bizarre oddity and quirky trait about everyone else. There will always be people we don’t mesh well with and those with whom, try as we may, we simply clash. That’s human nature even among believers. It’s about motive and the ultimate goal for our words and actions as instruments of redemption or tools of destruction. It cannot be both.
I was offended by someone recently. I own…
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