(July 18, 2018) Carol Round shares a comforting truth …
Have you ever purchased a product labelled ‘As is’?
We trust the lowered price of the item we’ve bought will be worth whatever hidden flaws might emerge later on.
One secret to overlooking flaws
On her 50th wedding anniversary, a woman revealed the secret of her long and happy marriage. She said, ‘On my wedding day, I decided to make a list of 10 of my husband’s faults which, for the sake of the marriage, I would overlook.’
One of her guests asked her what some of the faults she chose to overlook were.
‘To tell you the truth,’ she replied, ‘I never did get around to making that list. But whenever my husband did something that made me hopping mad, I would say to myself, “Lucky for him that’s one of the 10!”’
Paul’s advice was good: ‘Christ accepted you, so you should accept each other. This will bring honour to God’ (Romans 15:7ERV). (more…)