Sunday, February 18, 2018
Criticizing others is a reflection of my insecurities
DRF—Nick Carraway, the narrator of ‘The Great Gatsby’ quoted his father: “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” God has given us all so many gifts. Why carp about others?
We are insecure and hope to feel better by belittling them. My sharp criticism says more about me than about their actions. A better way is to deeply enjoy the security that Jesus offers.
“Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.” Matthew 11:29-30 NET Bible®.