Thursday, March 24, 2011


Robert Newell said, "Don't ever be afraid to admit you were wrong. It's like saying you're wiser today than you were yesterday." In my experience we are fairly willing to say that we WERE wrong (yesterday). It’s saying that I AM (present tense) wrong that’s the problem. After all the emotion has settled and the issue has almost self-resolved, it’s easy to admit having been wrong. It’s when the emotions are piqued, pride is on guard, and rationalization is in full foray that it is hard to admit that we are wrong. Yet, that is the most important time. Anyone can admit we WERE wrong in time past; it takes a person fully dedicated to righteousness to stare wrong in the face at the moment and admit it. There are few things both frustrating and humorous as to watch someone verbally dance around trying to make themselves seem right while you both know they are wrong. Okay, maybe it’s not so humorous; it’s maddening!! Well, not only can it be said that it takes a person fully dedicated to righteousness to admit in present time he is wrong, it can be said that it takes someone who’s heart is full of righteous love to do so…for love will lay down itself for another. Perhaps that’s what we can take away from Robert Newell’s above saying. It takes nothing to admit we were wrong yesterday, but it takes righteous love to admit we are wrong at the time.

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