Did that comment hurt?
We seem to live in a defensive society where general statements bother others. AND we worry too much about it…
Entering the creative world and critiques was difficult at first. I realized how defensive I was. I felt I had to justify my work and my actions.
I am learning to listen more when someone speaks challenging words. They just might have a seed I need to nourish or a sore spot needing to heal.
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:60-63
Help us Lord to measure to Your truth.