You don’t see it in yourself first. You see it in somebody else. You hear them complaining, and you think how trivial it sounds. You’d never do that. Can’t people be appreciative? So spoiled these days.
But then something happens to you. And you find yourself doing the same thing. Complaining—maybe even about the annoying people who are complaining so much.
And you see you are no different.
We’re all more alike than we are different.
I found out (again) Wednesday. I pride myself on being organized, on time. So when I arrived at Buena Vista a few minutes before 11:00, I felt satisfied.
I sat near the door to wait for the others. Three minutes passed. Now ten. And no one showed up.
Then it hit me—I could be wrong. Maybe we were meeting at Casa Blanca instead. I pulled up the email. I had the right restaurant. But I had the wrong day. Lunch plans were for Thursday.
I smiled at the hostess and explained I’d see her again tomorrow.
We all get it right sometimes and wrong sometimes. We all have good attitudes and bad ones, victories and defeats. We take steps forward; we take steps back.
There is only One always right. Always superior. Always better.
Thinking we are better than others only makes us worse.
Knowing Jesus is better brings out the best in all.
“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.”
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