Monday, November 13, 2006

Esteeming Others More Highly...

"Try to be patient in bearing with the failings and weaknesses of other people, whatever they may be. You too have many faults, which others have to endure. If you cannot make yourself the kind of person that you wish, how can you expect to have someone else to your liking? We want perfection in other people, and yet we do not put right our own failings. It is clear how rarely we apply to our neighbors the same standards as to ourselves."
-- Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, 1.16

Forgive us, Heavenly Father.