Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Quote of the Week ~ Gray

I think President Barack Obama will be the kind of leader who is not afraid to hear varying opinions ~ even opinions that contradict his own. This is evident already in some of his cabinet picks. The same, I believe, must be true of Christians. We need to listen to those who don't necessarily agree with us. Christians, however, are not always good at listening to others because we often think we own the 'truth.'

In his book Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White Adam Hamilton writes, "But the hope for the future of Christianity will be found, in part, in our willingness to accept that no one of us has all of the truth. We must be able to see the value in another's position, practice and doctrine."

Wise words, I believe. Being too confident in our rightness and another's wrongness is a very dangerous place.

1 comment:

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

amen sister! have you read "velvet elvis" by rob bell? i think you'd like it... same kinda thoughts.