If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lord, have mercy...
I am not so good at remembering that. I am not so good at giving the other guy the benefit of the doubt.
One of my friends talks about the MRI. Whenever someone does or says something that is unclear, give it the MRI--Most Respectful Interpretation.
I need to apply this more broadly, in the spirit of Longfellow. More often, I need to show mercy when things don't go well. It's not that I need to be a doormat. I will not. But sometimes...
Sometimes I just need to cut people some slack.
Lord, cut me some slack...please.