Quote Friday

14 09 2012

Be slow to reject correction from others. Almost everything we learn, we learn from someone else.

Neil Vermillion




3 responses

14 09 2012
Susanne Schuberth (Germany)

This statement is absolutely true, Fiona.

As for my own experience, I would even go so far as to say that I’ve learned EVERYTHING from someone else, and I still do. We enter this world naked and empty-handed, and we leave the world with nothing we might call our own, be that material possessions or attained knowledge of any kind.

Therefore, I find it comforting to know that we are the possession of Christ who is God, the owner of ‘the grandest everything’ (for there is nothing beyond), and that He not only made us the children of God, but also His follow heirs (Rom 8:17) of an indestructible, eternal heritage.

15 09 2012

Yes, everything you say is good and true, PTL!

But I think we find it hard to always accept fair and especially unfair criticism, no matter how much we could learn from it. We all have our blind spots and therefore don’t see ourselves as others see us. Hence the need to accept correction, of course!

15 09 2012
Susanne Schuberth (Germany)

You’re right, Fiona.
Particularly unfair criticism is something that really hurts. I think I do know what you mean because currently I am suffering due to extremely unfair criticism. Honestly, I’d rather not ‘feel this’ any more. But I know that such wounds only heal by showing them to the Lord. His light can heal everything though it sometimes takes a long time until I feel relief.

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