The Antidote to Blame
Almost two centuries ago Charles Spurgeon observed:
we shelter in ourselves what we condemn in others.
Life's changes, challenges and chances are deft coaches. These serve us best when they are first measured in the mind. Both 'wins' and 'losses' the wise man will examine. He reckons with his choices, counting their wisdom.
Once we find someone/something to blame, the quest for explanation seems to end. Further learning and growth has been blocked.
When we throw blame forward and retreat into our mind of 'personal purity' we have jettisoned the opportunity for self-understanding. Therefore the curiosity to audit becomes the antidote to blame.
When you blame you give up the ability to change. When you blame you cease the search for the solution. Thus endangering a better future.
... first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck in your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:5)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Proclaim His love in the morning and His faithfulness at night.' (Psalm 92:2)