Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Love...

...is ever ready to believe the best of every person. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (Amplified Bible)

Today, I learned first-hand how important it is to "believe the best of every person." There was a misunderstanding today. Somebody was offended by something that I said and told me so in no uncertain terms. They completely misunderstood what I was trying to communicate and the heart behind it. They were obviously hurt.

It saddens me that they were hurt. But the truth is, I am hurt as well. Not because they misunderstood me, but because (although we have been friends for a really long time) they presumed the worst about me. They didn't take the time to clarify before attacking my character. I don't think I have ever been so hurt myself over a miscommunication before. I have forgiven them the best I know how, though I know it will likely be an ongoing process.

4 comments:

Bird said...

Sorry that happened, baby. I love you. :-)

Elly said...

Ahh he loves you. I love the way you comment on each others blogs. Hope the hurts from this will disappear quickly and you can learn and move on.

Tami said...

oh Brandi, this is such a hard one to deal with. It is one of those things where the hurt just seems to go on. Over time it goes away but you always remember that it hurt. What a way to take a lesson from it though!

Debbie said...

I'm sorry you had this experience, Brandi. :o(
Just keep confident in your identity in Christ and your character will be redeemed.