Assuming the Best

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8

Recently my son was presented with an impatient and assuming attitude by an adult and his question was “why do adults think teenagers are so bad?”. My response was that most people are not well equipped in their hearts to assume the best about people. I went on to explain that this is  born out of fear or over protection of something and, in his example, their reaction had less to do with what he was doing at the time and was more about issues in their own lives. Continue reading “Assuming the Best”

Rising Out of the Slough of Victim-hood

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

Few people who suffer from victim tendencies would like to be free, mainly because of their inability to admit to themselves that their victim-hood is ultimately destructive in their lives or that it exists.   Consequently they are doomed to live out their lives without the freedom they could get from Christ or until they come to the place of realization.  Continue reading “Rising Out of the Slough of Victim-hood”