Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Final Thought

This is a follow-up to A Great Quote. Please check out Don's comment in response to this quote. It is off-the-chain cool. In addition, I met this guy, Timothy, (see 1 & 2 Timothy) this past week while on the plane. He has this mentor guy named Paul who has an interesting insight into labels.

"Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst" (1 Timothy 1:15, NIV, my italics).

From the Message:
"Here's a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I'm proof—Public Sinner Number One."

Too often, I race down the slippery slide of seeing the faults of others. Yet, Paul really shakes things up in saying that he was the worst sinner. If I could walk around and say this, it would certainly adjust the lenses through which I view other people.



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