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Joyce

Hey, thanks for the reference to my blog. Cool!

I think that I'm finally beginning to get a grasp on what Jesus meant when he told us to take the log out of our eye before trying to get the speck out of someone else's. I'm learning to love PEOPLE -- not just be concerned about their souls, but to LOVE THEM -- who they are, just as they are, and just as beautifully and lovingly created by God as any of us. Just as loved and cherished and adored by God as any of us. People with thoughts and opinions and values and experiences as legitimate as any of ours. The "I'm right and you're wrong" approach, the attitude of self-righteousness, is neither right nor loving ... I've got a long way to go, but slowly, by His Spirit and example, I'm learning to love more like Jesus.

Fleshdead

Joyce, You hit the nail on the head. It really is about learning to love like Jesus. I think many well meaning Christians, including myself, have at times past been so afraid of alinging themselves with sinners that we un-knowingly alinged ourselves with the accuser. God forgive us and take not your Holy Spirit from us. Restore your love in our daily lives.
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John

That's a great list. I've heard a lot of positive things about Miller's writings, I have to read something of his soon!

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