Have you ever been flat out wrong before?
I know I have.
Of course, we sure like to gloss over our own flaws and insecurities, and point out the mistakes of others, don’t we?
But that’s the thing.
Pointing out where everyone else is wrong is not your job.
And more than that, the more often you correct others, the less likely they are going to be willing to listen to you.
And persuading someone to change their mind is beyond even that.
We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did. Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my opinions, God whispers to me and asks about my heart. Why are you so afraid? Who are you trying to impress? Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me? When people are flat wrong, why do I appoint myself the sheriff to straighten them out? Burning down others’ opinions doesn’t make us right. It makes us arsonists.
-Bob Goff, Everybody Always