Reblog: Twisting Reality

So easily done! Such an easy thing to fall into – judging who is ‘worthy’ and who is not. I catch myself doing it sometimes.
The truth is *none* of us are worthy, yet God gives each one of us worth. God gives each one of us dignity. It is this dignity that we must see in others.
But this is NOT a reason to continually make excuses for people who like to exploit the goodwill of others. That’s an equally important, and hard, lesson.
Very good post!

A Pastor's Thoughts

We usually see everything through our own egocentric agenda. Our preoccupation is “How will this inconvenience me.” or “How will this make me feel?”  That doesn’t get us very far. We then twist reality so we can feel good.

—-Richard Rohr from Everything Belongs

How often do you twist reality for the sake of your feelings? Such twisting usually involves your need to feel justified or fulfilled in one obligation or another. John the Baptist said: “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” The real tricky word in John’s advice is anyone. All of us have someone with whom we are willing to share all that we have. That’s where our agendas come out.

Most of us are taught from a very early age that we are to be responsible and productive. Such teachings and the behavior they…

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