In an entry of Oswald Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest titled “The Distraction of Contempt” my father underlined this:
Recently I have been thinking about the meaning and causes of “having a critical spirit” so this caught my attention (and it is November 23 today).
I have at least three thoughts on this. One is that Christ followers are called to take up their cross and follow Jesus. Just as he was misunderstood and maligned I can expect that too. So as much as I want to make sure I am understood and correct misconceptions, I need to accept that is not always possible, especially when there is a world view divide. Secondly, and more importantly, I think, is that ultimately it is God who convicts and corrects, not me. But I have been taught to intercede so that needs to be my primary response.