Thursday, January 04, 2007

big mouth

Do you ever have those conversations where you wish you hadn't opened your mouth? You meant well and for whatever reason the listening party heard something completely different than intended. I had one of those moments tonight. I will try to be more careful with my words next time.

Some folks "get" us and we don't have to work hard to help them do so. Sometimes it is good to be confronted. It helps us process in different ways if we are open to being wrong. Relationships take work. We need each other even in times of misunderstanding.

In the next five minutes I will pause and thank God for the folks in my life who get me, and the ones who don't . . . yet.


"You use steel to sharpen steel,
and one friend sharpens another."
Proverbs 27:17 The Message


Blogger the hero formerly known as super said...

I was speaking at a church once about my experiences in China and she commented that it was interesting that the Jesus in a tapestry I had looked Chinese. I told her that Jesus probably looked a lot more like Osama bin Laden than like her husband. She didn't get my strange sense of humor. But perhaps she did get the point that we all tend to remake Jesus in our own image instead allowing ourselves to be transformed to His.

12:41 PM  
Blogger the hero formerly known as super said...

* correction: a woman commented. My "she" has no antecedent.

12:54 PM  

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