IC.21-The Imitation of Christ, 21—Bearing with Others
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Today's meditation (11 mins) is "On Bearing with the Faults of Others" (Book 1, Chapter 16).
Scriptures: Luke 11:4; Gen 50:20; Titus 3:10; Gal 6:2,5; 2 Cor 3:5; Prov 3:7; Col 3:13; 1 Thess 5:11 .Application: * We often operate under a double standard, wanting others to change, or their behavior to be modified, without holding ourselves to the same high standard. * We can avoid critical responses towards brothers and sisters in the faith, spouses, roommates, children, nonbelievers... * There are so many areas in which we can become judgmental: personal appearance, table manners, minor doctrinal differences, pronunciation of words, overweight, accidental scriptural misquotations, matters of prejudice, stress-induced habits, and so on..Next: "On the Love of Solitude & Silence (Book 1, Chapter 20) and "On Seeking Peace of Mind" (Book 1, Chapter 11)