Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013
in Emotional, Music, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values
Recently I stated in a staff meeting that we had never, ever required a piece of information as part of our paperwork, and that it would be an unnecessary bit of micro-managing paperwork.
It took about forty-eight hours before I needed to apologize as someone graciously pointed out the error of my ignorance.
I was certain what i believed was right, but I was truthfully wrong.
Note: I’ll be apologizing at the next meeting, tomorrow.
When I heard the song Believe by Josh Groban I loved the melody, but I didn’t know how to move past my thoughts of every time I, or someone else I know of wholeheartedly believed misguided “truths”.
Some people “believe” what they “believe” is right.
Racists believe others are inferior.
Sexists believe one is better than another.
Ageists believe some age groups are inferior, especially the elderly.
Classists believe social position and certain economic, political and cultural characteristics are superior.
Ableists believe they can justify discrimination and prejudice towards people the physically or mentally challenged.
Believe by Josh Groban has insights to consider:
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe
Idi Amin believed.
Believe in what your heart is saying…Just believe
I know that I might be cynical, or a realist, but I’ve learned that there must be checks and balances to what one should believe.
Kash tweeted today, “Treat people the way you want to be treated, or don’t get mad when they start treating you the way you treated them.” 1
Jesus Christ said, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” 2
Paul of Tarsus wrote, “”Love others as much as you love yourself.’ No one who loves others will harm them.” 3
With those checks and balances the things we “believe” will be worth believing in.
1 – @iamprincekash
2 – Matthew 22:37-39, NLT
3 – Romans 13:9-10, NLT