Saturday, November 19, 2011


I am a flawed human being.  It is humbling to be reminded of that.  Earlier this week, I misinterpreted a dear friend's words, became very defensive, and was unkind to her.  To make matters worse, I did this in front of women that we respect and admire.  I am sincerely sorry for originally not giving my friend the benefit of the doubt and then for totally overreacting and being unkind.  I'm also sorry for making the women we admire feel uncomfortable. 

Though I really wish this hadn't happened and it weighs heavy on my heart, being reminded that I am a flawed human being is humbling, and being humbled, although difficult, is a good thing.  I sometimes forget that we are all flawed, and are all in need of grace.  Forgetting that, I am too often judgmental and unforgiving in my every day--to the guy that waited to the last minute to merge and then cut me off, to the student that showed up 30 minutes late for class, to my daughter flipping out because she didn't want to wear the tan pants, to a friend that never returns calls, to my beloved for being flip about a topic I'm passionate about, and so on.  I have humbly been reminded that I am flawed, and hope to keep that in the forefront of my mind as I encounter other flawed human beings, so as to hopefully be less judgmental and more forgiving in my every day.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post. It does well to be reminded this. I have been on the giving and receiving end of this kind of thing, too. Lessons learned give our characters more strength. Take heart in that :) Hope your trip to Chicago goes well!!