Thursday, August 14, 2008

Forgiving the Jerk, Being the Jerk

The Angry Swede is a classic example of our response when we've been wronged. The Jerk (not the author but the title of the post) advocates lowering our standards, assumptions and self-absorbed thinking.

There's some truth there but I think we're in trouble if the only way to deal with being wronged is to lower our standards... everyone would keep lowering them until there weren't any real expectations left!

Somehow God forgives me without lowering His standards. I'm not always sure how He does that... that's why He's God and I'm not... but He does. He doesn't blindly overlook my indescretions. He absorbs them, pays for them, forgets them and then challenges me to do better.

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2 comments:

shawnmcq said...

"We stoop so low, To reach so high"

"Love Slowly stripped away, Love Has seen its better day"

-bono, from the song,"Red Hill Mining Town"

Jonathan Foster said...

you can't go wrong with u2... i don't think... maybe... no...