Friday, August 10, 2012

Checking In On Ourself

From the Tongues of Angels, From the Tongues of Men

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am nothing. Sounds extreme, doesn’t it, but isn’t that how we rate people? We don’t really have time for people who are impatient and unkind, envious, boastful and arrogant, rude and angry. No matter how brilliant they are! There is an instinctive recoil. We might rate their intellect or giftedness highly—but not them.

Patient, kind, not jealous, not boastful, not proud. Not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered. Forgetting wrongs.

How many of us can read this as a character sketch of ourselves? 

Anita Mathias

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