Marked antitheses punctuate personalities.
For example, my greatest strength/liability is transparency; saying what I mean and meaning what I say while, I pray, always being open to correction so I can confess, repent, and be restored.
Positively, Jesus said people who follow Him must balance tough-mindedness and tenderheartedness; being "wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove." If you're just tough or just tender, you're imbalanced.
I've been struggling with that balance.
I want to be a peacemaker; but the Psalmist was/remains right: "I am for peace but they are for war."
I want to be like too many peers who act like religious good humor women/men; agreeing with the last person that they've talked to and ingratiating themselves with everyone about everything regardless of how it relates to Biblical Christianity.
I want to enable health; but often enable...
You know what I mean.
A reader caught that struggle; and sent the following video to me.
You may remember the movie about the bouncer who says, "There's a time to be nice and a time not to be nice."
Go back to the third paragraph of the preceding section.
But, and I hope the Lord is with me on this, if we're going to take a cue from Him, it seems He is always favoring kindness over law/tradition and the like.
This video isn't the answer to all that ails us, but...
Getting back to being proven wrong and confessing/repenting so I can be restored, I said some things about Boise State as an appendix to KD's Annual Pre-Season NFL Power Rankings (scroll down to 9/9/10) that drew ire from experts who know lots more about that than moi.
When that Idaho powerhouse squeaked past highly touted Virginia Tech to open the season, those experts screamed with glee and disdain for anyone who questioned Boise State's credentials to claim the right to play for this year's national championship at the beginning of next year.
Virginia Tech just lost to James Madison.
That's like a Democrat losing to a Republican in Chicago, Illinois or Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Now back to the Alabama, Iowa, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, even Notre Dame and the like who play schedules really worthy of a trip to the big bowl.
Blessings and Love!
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