the latest Plain Truth Magazine we receive (free subscription, great articles IF you are comfortable with the concept of grace, not legalism). SU really liked it. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we as Christians can turn people away by the way we judge them. Most of the time it is inadvertant on our part (ok, we all have horror stories about the church gossip) and we just do not recognize that we are doing it. Suppose, for example, that a co-worker is having trouble at home and you (at the time) are not. How easy is it for us to offer advice that we NEVER take ourselves? Such as, spend more time with your spouse. What if he’s beating the hell out of you? Or, just let her go, if she loves you she’ll come back. Maybe that will work for a bird, but I guarantee you that a man would be chasing her down.
Point is, when you are talking to another person, be real; think of it as talking to yourself. What do you really think you should do in the situation? What would you actually do? Then, try to help the other person understand the real circumstance (remember, it is easy to be caught up in the moment).
Not really what the article was about, but then I don’t really care! Late.