26.4.06

Self righteousness - Jesus Army Life, Day 275

Sometimes selfishness comes up and smacks you in the face. And it hurts, especially when it's your own.

I woke up this morning feeling so grieved. The reason? Last night a brother complained about something and I was so busy dealing with the issues he was raising (it was a small problem), that I didn't sense the hurt and injury behind what he was expressing.

But another brother pointed it out and then I felt gutted. A little tip: If ever you feel you are in the right, you are more than likely in the wrong - simply by virtue of seeing your own righteousness before your love for your brother. That kind of attitude is bound to end up hurting somebody.

Sometimes we can be so busy protecting our own selves that refuse to see how we're contolling others in the process.