When there is interpersonal conflict we are often discouraged because our intentions are misunderstood. What we must remember is that our intentions don’t count. The person you are talking with is not a mind reader. What matters is how are our thoughts perceived. An intention that does not translate into being a benefit to someone is a rotten intention. Ephesians 4:29 Don’t let a single rotten word come from your mouths, but rather, whatever is good for constructively meeting problems that arise, so that your words may help those who hear.
I watched the almost full moon set this morning against a dark, clear sky. The sun’s reflected light cast its shadows across the yard. The beauty and power of light in the darkness is a challenge to me this day to not be overwhelmed by the darkness of sin and its chaotic mess in our culture. I also have the light of the Son to reflect. May God make it so.