I’ve done some pretty cringe-worthy things in my life. I still do some. I can be short and snappy and not so nice. No, I’m not going to pretend I’m holier-than-thou because I’m not. I can be as petty as anyone else.
Sure, I catch myself afterwards and shake my head. “A work in progress,” I think to myself. But aren’t we all?
And while I don’t believe in a judgmental God I do know that I’ll be replaying those scenarios when I’m on the other side, only this time I’ll be feeling what the object of my attention is feeling. So that I can learn.
If you think that’s not a daunting thought… and I think it’s what keeps me more or less on the straight and narrow. Because I don’t want to have to feel what the other person is feeling. Even though I know I will have to.
It’s all a lesson.
The good, the bad, the ugly.
We’re meant to learn.