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something to ponder

I said something in my preaching class yesterday, and I want to preserve it here because it represents a key point in my learning process.

I've learned that for whatever is most important to me theologically, the opposite is just as important to someone else; and the harder I dig my heels in about being correct, the harder the other person will do the same. Sometimes it's important to back off--not on my convictions but on digging my heels in--and let time teach the lessons. If I really am correct, it will be apparent in time; and there really is no need to prove the point right this minute. In fact, sometimes in the process of giving grace to the other person, I learn a few things myself.

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my_pen
Apr. 30th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
**deep heart smile**

No words needed, but boy I'm grinning deep.

nabba
Apr. 30th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Also, sometimes it takes time for someone to see things the way you do. If you expect that they will, giving them that time is the best thing you can do, they will discover and experience it through their own path and it will mean more.
Never back off on what you believe, but we can always benefit from not digging in so hard at times
:)
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