This week’s Bible Burst on being wrong, being right, and not killing the messenger. I wonder how many people I like me and feel like they’ve been punched when they find out that they are wrong…? Glad that grace has been healing me of that over the years…
Who likes to hear that they are wrong?
52. Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
53. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
54. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
I like being right. I like knowing the answer to a trivia question when no one else around me does, I like being able to explain something to someone who is confused, and I like being recognized and praised for a job well done. Who doesn’t? Now, I don’t like flattery or pretty lies, and I don’t like being patronized with compliments or winning a competition or game because…
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I don't call myself a poet — but the beating of my heart is poetry. I don't call myself a theologian — but the light of my mind seeks the Divine. Who I am is a Child of God, a Divine Creation, a person devoted to being fully human, fully alive.