April 6, 2017 by AJ Briones
Perceptions formed the way we see, and how the way we see governs how we behave (Steven Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People).
People lay victim to that which we pass off as convictions and moral obligations.
When I was younger, I was foolish and zealous. My new found hope caused agony for some. In my mind, I’m free and I am no more of this “world”. It led me to my personal exploits; a crusade against what I viewed as “injustice”. Lesser than a hero, I became a tyrannical judge and jury to people I knew, I know nothing of, I “discipled” and those I did not have anything to do with. It was as I describe it today; evil disguised as a halo on my head.
For those of “The Way” as I am, do not be in stumble. I have not lost my mind nor my anchoring to Christ (the Godhead to be more exact). In fact, I have been reminded and well convinced. Convinced of what? Servanthood and Compassion are expressions of what we aspire to be.
I hope that the blinders we set upon ourselves will no longer hinder us to see for ourselves.