Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Fools rush in ...

Have you ever (I am sure you have) had that desire to leap in on something that is really bugging you and sort it out regardless?

Certainly tempting isn't it, ride in like Lancelot on his charger, deal with the trouble and win the accolades. The problem is life is not often that black and white. We live in a world where often we have to interact with a range of people and situations, taking care to maintain working relationships and other peoples' dignity, even when they seem to conspire to make it difficult!

Dealing with people and problems in a reasonable and effective way is a gift, sometimes the direct and blunt approach is needed, Jesus called some snakes (Matt 23:23) and whitewashed tombs (Matt 23:27), while on other occasions a more gentle approach is better - Jesus dealing with the adulterous woman (John 8:3-11).

Each situation needs thought and care if we are to relate with each other in a godly and caring way, only fools rush in ...

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