Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:02 am
Good thoughts Dick. Listening properly and patiently getting to know people is not just polite, it is wise and essential. There's nothing worse than just diving in and telling people they are wrong! Until quite recently I had a lot of slightly confused and contradictory ideas about various doctrines - but my heart was in the right place. Not saying I've got it all sorted out now, but I thank God for people who have been patient with me over the years and have helped me discover a more integrated and consistent faith.