Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Romans 15:1 (KJV) The Pessimistic vs The Optimistic

Romans 15:1 (KJV)
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
I note that the apostle assumes that his reader, along with himself, is strong. Rather than viewing ourselves as weak, needy or as some kind of victim, each one should see himself or herself as one of the strong and therefore one of the responsible.
Fact is, every one of us possesses
  • some strengths and 
  • some weaknesses
It’s the pessimistic vs the optimistic persuasion. How will we view ourselves? Are we the glass half empty? Or are we the glass half full?
The neediest among us would be advantaged by looking at our strengths over our weaknesses. How much better off would we all be if we pursued life from the vantage of our strengths, freely offering those strengths to those in need while at the very same time humbly accepting those offers from others to help us in our weaknesses!

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Romans 15:1 (KJV) The Pessimistic vs The Optimistic

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