Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

11/30/2006

3 things you do not know...

The following was in a sermon the Rev. Grant LeRoux gave at Holy Nativity Church on St. Simons Island some years back. I do not know if it is original to Grant or if he was quoting someone else:

When you look upon a brother who has sinned, there are 3 things you do not know...

  1. You do not know how hard he tried to resist temptation...
  2. You do not know the strength of the forces assembled against him...
  3. You do not know what you would do in the same circumstances.

1 Comments:

  • At 11/30/2006 8:21 PM, Blogger Robin D. said…

    Those three things are really important for me to remember. Mostly because I can be really harsh with someone who is doing wrong.

    I am especially hard on those in positions of leadership who do bad things. I would do well to remember that they are no more or less human than I.

    I suppose those whose heads are higher than those around them make better targets

     

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