Willing to be surprised
March 26, 2020
Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," while the log is in your own eye?
You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye. (Matthew 7:3-5 NRSV)
I heard recently that many Americans have lost their capacity to be surprised. The person surmised three primary cultural shifts have given rise to the tendency to make egregious assumptions about one another, so much so that we have become...