Public Confession

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To keep me honest. Four times today I have been tempted to respond to a comment elsewhere that seemed somewhat ill-tempered and ill-considered. I drafted four or so responses and deleted them each time. What point is there to continuing a discussion with people who do not wish to discuss but who instead insist upon their own way? It seems that very few nowdays are wiling "to walk a mile in their neighbor's mocassins." In fact, many won't walk six inches. On matters of faith and morals, this makes good sense. On all other matters, it strikes me as both rude and ill-considered.

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Humility is a central Christian trait, and one that doesn't seem to be practised or cultivated very consistently! Perhaps because it is so counter-cultural and that it requires we put aside our misconceptions, fears, protective responses and so on....



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