You know the type. Male, slight of build, pants gathered at the waist by an belt six inches too long, flannel shirt a size or two big, and hair two days late on a wash. You know him by another name, wimp. He is usually whining and making observations that stun with the insight and brilliance.
There are many ways we typecast people we consider weak. “I” note that they find it difficult to face reality. I gossip about there inability to fit in with the crowd. I laugh at their values and priorities. I tell them, in so many ways, that they are not part of our caste. I wonder where and when they dropped off the tracks. I assume!
It never stops with the visibly weak. I find myself putting a wide range people into this bucket. Anyone who looks at life differently! Traditional Christians, people who are persistently detailed oriented, and those who are not looking to change all fit the bill. The one place where I refuse to look is my self. I refuse to take the risk that I might be exactly the same, i.e. as wimpy and weak, as the very people I loathe.
God continues to call my bluff! “Look, I'm ready to pour out my spirit on you; I am ready to tell you all I know. As it is, I've called, but you've turned a deaf ear; I've reached out to you, but you've ignored me.” (Proverbs 1.23)
So much for my assumptions!
God and his followers do no shrink from the truth. They do not ignore reality. The see life for all it is. To be blunt; you and I often fail, we refuse to see the obvious, and we ignore the sounds flooding our senses. We do not want to see life for what it really is.
What is reality?
The simple facts are that God knows us intimately. God knows and at the same time accepts unconditionally, love unconditionally, and is continually working to restore us to our full potential. Is anything else relevant?