Spiritual infancy

Spiritual infancy causes us to quickly reject people with whom we differ. Spiritual adolescence leads to reluctant tolerance toward them. Spiritual maturity produces a love toward those with whom we differ, even when we strongly disagree. We don’t have to see things the same way to love each other, nor are we under a mandate to make everybody see everything exactly the way we do. “Let everybody be persuaded in his own mind” (Romans 14:15) while remembering that, “What is important is faith expressing itself in love” (Galatians 5:6). I don’t know about you, but I was so wrong about so much for so long all the while thinking I was so right that I don’t have any rocks left in my pocket for anybody…

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