What do I want from others?
Dunno. Well. I guess I want them to appreciate/enjoy me just as I am. The Golden Rule tells me that I need to be the kind of person who extends that same grace to them, to enjoy them just as they are. That’s impossible. I am so competitive that I am always judging others, looking for their weaknesses, deficiencies, comparing them to myself in a way that they lose, and I win. I must be a very-dysfunctional believer, much worse than I’ve previously imagined, with an enormous need to prove myself worthy, at the expense of other humans.
I’m so thankful that Jesus didn’t come for the healthy, but for sicko’s like Dave — a pseudo-follower of Him. But I’m struggling right now, to appreciate/enjoy others and myself, just as we are. Uh, that would be pride, not humility.
–DumbSheepDave, freshly thankful for his Shepherd’s Spirit convicting him of the sin of judging/independence, and freshly thankful to have the imputed worthiness of his Shepherd, hoping pre-believers notice a difference in 2014
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