Friday, November 14, 2008

When we can’t get along with someone, we like to blame it on that person’s faults: Stupidity, incompetence, outrageous actions, aggression or some other evil.

The real reason is none of these. It is that the world is broken, and we are the shattered fragments.

And all that stops us from coming back together is that we each imagine ourselves to be whole.


soundofasoftbreath said...

Wow! Great thought. It reminds me of the first devotion in a little book I am reading right now called "Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy". Here is the post I wrote on this: The Problem Is Me.

"What’s actually true is that when I come to the Lord after I’ve blown it, I’ve only one argument to make. It’s not the argument of the difficulty of the environment that I am in. It’s not the argument of the difficult people that I’m near. It’s not the argument of good intentions that were thwarted in some way. No, I only have one argument. It’s right there in the first verse of Psalm 51 ..."

Licia Bajus said...

Wow. I sure needed to read that. I actually don't know how I happened across your blog...a link from a mutual acquaintance, for sure. But, thank you. I'm printing it out as a reminder...

Blessings to you!