ONE STORY IS GOOD till the other is told, “He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him.” Proverbs‬ ‭18:17‬ ‭
It is not proper to be hasty in forming a judgment till the other side is heard. One-sided statements are not reliable. Shame on me! I know better, but I fell into the trap AGAIN of believing someone who I thought was reliable.

Years ago when my kids were in elementary I heard a negative conversation about another PTA member. At first, I avoided her but then I got to know her and I found that I really liked her. I thought the person telling me about her was a nice person, but it turns out they were harboring an offense. It took a couple of years for the truth to come out, but God will always reveal true character. Shame on me! Here’s the lesson: get to know someone for yourself. Take them out for coffee and ask questions, get to know them. Just because someone else doesn’t like them, doesn’t mean you have to.

I have learned that for some reason or another, there is an offense and some people are really good at hiding an offense with lying lips and a flattering smile. Offended people love to share their offense. Do not play that game! Get to know someone for yourself. If you’re that concerned, ask one of their friends what they love about that person, but don’t just take one bad story about them to heart. #runyourrace

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