Which is more important, forgiveness or justice? It depends on who you are. If you’re the offended, justice is more important. If you’re the offender, forgiveness is more important. Whether you’re looking for forgiveness or justice, you need to understand that getting it will also be problematic for you. Here’s what I mean…
Lists! They’re everywhere! Eight steps to successful parenting. Three steps to determine if you partner is cheating on you. The four things you need to remember when buying a house. Ten ways to impress your boss. Five ways to romance your spouse. (Or were those last two the other way around?)
But, is life really as simple as following a list?
No one wants to be afraid, but let’s face it…there’s a lot of things out there to fear. If we’re going to over-come our fear, we must first understand just what is feeding our fear.
When we’re growing up and we encounter things beyond our control, we tend to look for someone who is in control. We look for a parent, a teacher, a referee, a police officer…anyone who can exercise some control over our situation. But if that doesn’t work, we head down one of two paths:
I grew up in the country with a lot of farmland and a lot of barns. On top of most of those barns was a weather vane. The weather vane was usually in the shape of a rooster or some other farm animal and it would turn in the wind till it settled in a certain direction.
We can be like one of those weather vanes.