Who we really are can be ugly sometimes, can’t it?
I defiantly do not want to try to hide who I am. But at the same time, I don’t need to be spewing out every ridiculous thought that passes through my mind.
Sure, some are going to complain no matter what we do and say. But let’s try not to tear each other down in the process.
Understand: You can build or destroy with a few simple words.
We can pretend to have all the game we want to up on stage, in the pulpit, on the field, at work, or in our faith communities. But it’s how we engage with the rental-car attendant or the grocery bagger or the bank teller or the person who puts on the car tires that lets everybody know where we really are with Jesus. I still get it wrong more than I get it right, but I was so grateful I had filled my bucket with the right stuff that day. All the words and emotions that otherwise would have spewed out of me would have shattered this guy and shown me for the impatient, selfish guy I’m still trying to put on the bus.
-Bob Goff, Everybody Always