“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is childish folly. Long after broken bones have healed, broken spirits often remain broken. Words are powerful things. With them, we can lead people to life-freeing truth or life-imprisoning falsehood. Words are dangerous, especially in the mouths of charlatans and the duplicitous. That’s why Paul was concerned about certain men in the church who had “gone astray from the truth” (2 Timothy 2:18).
Pride wants the best of everything, and insists on recognition. Humility, on the other hand, is the most Christlike attitude you can demonstrate. It means being content when others receive the recognition.
It’s so easy to focus on the non-essentials. We can become so preoccupied with the details we completely miss the big picture. Relationships become fractured when we only focus on the small stuff.
C.J. and Staci have to finish an important list of errands for Paw Paw Chuck, but they find themselves delayed and falling further behind at every turn. Just when they are within sight of their deadline, they find an injured skunk in need of help. Will they risk disappointing Paw Paw Chuck to help someone in need?
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