Today’s reading was about Nathanael, “a man with no deceit”. Wow, isn’t that what we all want? If all of our dealings were honest and open, we would move forward faster. But when we suspect that someone is hiding something(deceit), then we get suspicious and we hold back. What if we put all of our thoughts and concerns on the table?
Going farther, do we let our “glop”ping (General Labeling Of People) get us started down this slippery slope? As William Barclay said in The Master’s Men, I am certainly “hampered by my prejudice but willing to be enlightened”.
I do not care where life takes you this week -work, shopping, volunteering, or the villages and roads of Afghanistan(thoughts and prayers to Chris and all our troops) – try to understand your prejudice and be open to change and new views. Maybe it will be a political view, or a strange accent, or someone who is “different”, give it a chance. Where life and limb is at stake, be wise to be safe but be open.
Hope the first two weeks of 2012 has been good for you. Just think what you can accomplish in the next 50.