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Blessed are the Self-righteous?

No, this isn’t from the same passage where Jesus talks about the poor in spirit etc, but this is what many believe in our churches. I don’t think this attitude is just in churches, but many of us who grew up in a church have felt the sting of it, and even indulged in it ourselves. Some of us don’t like to admit having a self-righteous attitude because if we have any awareness of what is really going on in the hearts and minds of people, we would know that we are in the wrong, not the one we are looking down upon.

What is self-righteousness? The online dictionary describes it as…”adjective: confident of one’s own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behaviour of others”. Continue reading Blessed are the Self-righteous?

The Junk Drawer

I have a “junk drawer” and if I can be honest, I have quite a few of them. They hide the stuff I don’t know what to do with, and don’t want people to see. Most of the time I can’t find anything I need in them, they just accumulate junk. But if I do find something I need in them, I feel justified in having these drawers full.

There are a few junk drawers in my life as well. Places where I hide my junk, things about me that I don’t others to see. Most of the stuff in those drawers are clutter, but some of them are really things I try to hide. I don’t look through them often, they make me cringe. I am also too lazy to clean them out. It takes too much work, and too much honesty. Continue reading The Junk Drawer