When we go down the control-freak-everything-has-to-be-my-way path, we confuse ourselves with God. When we expect a partner to fulfill our deepest needs, we confuse them with God.
Being human requires humility and grace. Both of which are gifts from the one true God. Gently forgiving and accepting the humanity of others is a Christian virtue. Gently forgiving and accepting our own humanity is also a Christian virtue. So is having the brains and self-respect to remove ourselves from dangerous or abusive environments. The art of keeping the door open without becoming the door mat, that’t the art of being human.
A little nostalgia for Borders Why not meet a friend for coffee?