Another page of Fox’s…SELF-CONDEMNATION KEEPS US BACK
Posted Jan 17, 2008 1:24 PM
SELF-CONDEMNATION KEEPS US BACK
People who are honestly trying to follow the spiritual life often make the mistake of being too hard on themselves. Because they do not seem to be progressing as fast as they would naturally like, or because they find themselves repeating some old fault that they thought they had completely overcome, they feel discouraged, and condemn themselves mercilessly.
All this is foolish. If you are doing your best to use what Truth you know, at present, you are doing all that you have a right to expect of yourself.
Don't be impatient with yourself-but this does not mean that you are to be lazy or complacent. Handle yourself as a wise parent handles an obstreperous child-kindly, patiently, but with gentle firmness, not expecting too much too quickly, but foreseeing inevitable growth and improvement.
We are all the Children of the most High (Psalm 82)