“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism,” once quipped the late Norman Vincent Peale, who was known for his classic “The Power of Positive Thinking.”
Even Peale realized that positive thinking and perpetual praise it is not enough. There are times in our lives when we all need to make changes. Modify our behavior. And make correction in the direction our life is taking. Continue reading
George Bernard Shaw once said, “The worse sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That’s the essence of inhumanity.” Shaw’s words ring true when you consider the Bible teaching about our relationships with one another.
Jesus taught the ”Golden Rule” to treat others the way we want to be treated (Matt. 7:12). He told the parable of the Good Samaritan when a critic seeking to entrap him asked, “Who is my neighbor?” The Samaritan was good because he cared about a fellow human being that was bruised and beaten. Continue reading