It’s been a long time since I have posted anything on this blog site. After having a raft of people comment on some of my posts, I was struck by the gravity of having people actually read what you write. There are so many risks involved in terms of misinterpretation and attributing to the author things never intended. I guess that is a risk You have taken big time in putting out there that ancient document we call the Bible.
YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THAT!
So how do you deal with such risk?
ANY INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP INVOLVES RISK. IT COMES WITH THE TERRITORY. BUT WHAT YOU HOPE IS THAT ANY MISUNDERSTANDING WILL LEAD TO MORE INTERPERSONAL INTERACTION WHICH WILL CLEAR UP THE MISUNDERSTANDING.
Well. that sounds simple enough. The only problem is that many times the misunderstanding leads to less interaction and a stand-off as people become entrenched in their own particular viewpoint and interpretation which you (the author) may not ever had in mind when you wrote something. It has become a problem, even more so in this texting, emailing, media fury we live in.
LOOK FOR THE OPPORTUNITY REGARDLESS OF THE DISCOMFORT OR TENSION INVOLVED. REMEMBER, YOU WERE MADE FOR RELATIONSHIPS. SOME PEOPLE PUSH WHEN THEY SHOULD OPEN WIDE THEIR ARMS TO RECIEVE. DO NOT LET THOSE WHO PUSH CAUSE YOU TO PUSH BACK. BE THE LOVER I HAVE CREATED YOU TO BE. OPEN YOUR MOUTH TO BLESS AND YOUR ARMS TO GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE. YOU CAN DO IT. I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Thanks for the encouragement. I needed that. It is scary sometimes to be so out there.
WOULD I SEND YOU OUT ALONE? WOULD I LEAVE YOU STRANDED? REMEMBER THE VERSE YOU THOUGHT SO AMUSING THIS MORNING… “THE YOUTH AND THE ANGEL LEFT THE HOUSE TOGETHER; THE DOG FOLLOWED… AND ACCOMPANIED THEM” (Tobit 6.1 REB). YOU ARE A CROWD WHEN YOU WALK WITH ME.
You are so funny.Thank you for making me smile. . . again. I love you.