The Art of Growing Up – My Lent

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“If you spot it, you got it!”

It’s common for folks to notice the faults of others, perhaps missing these very attributes in themselves.  Psychology calls it “projection” .

It may be the person I can’t abide simply reminds me of me.  Perhaps in praying for him, a passing angel will polish away my flaws, a two for one in the realm of  abundant grace.

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6 thoughts on “The Art of Growing Up – My Lent

  1. I’ve been guilty of that on a number of occasions too! It’s something I’m working on eliminating, but it’s hard. Seeing flaws in others is often easier than recognizing our own flaws. Good reminder!

    Evan

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  2. Yes, that nasty projection is a reality. If I can’t stand somebody I first ask myself why? Then I ask, “Am I doing that to others?”

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    • It’s a bit scary to realize you don’t like yourself. Gets less scary when you realize God is on your side to help with divine grace.

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