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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Casting Stones

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  1. But but but, if I don’t judge how can I feel morally superior?

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    1. I know, right? First world problems.

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  2. We are all guilty of sin and that's why he forgives us.
    ... Theresa's comment just cracked me up.

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    1. I both sin & judge too often... I'm working on the judgement thing.

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    1. Teresa illustrates the point with humour.

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  4. Dang, I was just talking to my sister about this last night on the phone. Lately, I’ve seen people trash others on Facebook. I’m shocked how it becomes a feeding frenzy!! People I see commenting about how awful one person is, I know a few things about them, but I’d never throw stones like that. One of my trainers was a recent target. It was awful.

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    1. In a public forum I prefer not to join in; regardless of my opinion, which is certainly not needed when a fire is already burning.
      When there is someone or something in particular bothering me, I pick a neutral person to talk to about it. Not surprisingly, most often the neutral party, from their objective view, sees things that I do not. And my choice of neutral parties are not a bit shy about telling me my place in the problem ( :-) even if I am frustrated by their good sense in the moment). After all, that's why I talk to them, for their insight.
      Or to throw a cold bucket of water on me - whatever is needed.
      However, I sin all OVER the place (Irish coffee before 9am anyone?)! Yet there are certain sins of others that I feel very judgey about...
      My sins seem tolerable (to me), but I can be rankled by something that means nothing really to me personally - so why do I get rankled?
      I don't know, but I've been thinking about it. A. Lot.
      So the sentiment expressed above is more about me, about reminding myself that a lot of stuff that (unchecked) I could worry about, isn't worth the worry.
      I may have to remind myself a lot to retrain my brain, but you know what? I'm still a work in progress. God (please) love me!

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