Caution is great but if you are always looking at your feet you will miss the beauty of the world around you.
Our testimony is like the wheat that is the essence of out bread, it need to be replenished every season.
The sun is always present
even if the clouds work to convince us otherwise.
It takes courage and it takes perseverance to make a change – and many more hard-fought battles after the first has ended.
Every so often, the human will create something that stands the test of time. As for the rest of the material, it is often simply fodder we must wade through in order to find the gems hidden beneath.
Consistency results from clarity of information and conviction in concept.
Remaining open-minded and accepting new information is vital, but it should not lead to self-doubt. Rather, it should assist in clarification and confidence.
Conviction in concept does not mean that the concept is inherently flawless or even relatively correct. What it does mean is that there is a determination to seek more clarity of information and thereby to grow. Even if the growth comes from having a concept proven flawed or fundamentally incorrect.
The journey to greater knowledge is not enhanced by wavering or waffling. It is enhanced by consistent action and the accumulation of information. Clarity and conviction lead to consistency.
Where is the accountability in this statement?
No one can offend you unless you choose to be offended.
A person may choose to remain offended, in essence to remain a victim of someone else’s offense, but they did not necessarily choose to be offended in the first place. Whether the offender intentionally or unintentionally caused offense, they should be held accountable for their actions.
Turning the other cheek and turning a blind eye are not one and the same.