My wife and I had a fight this morning. Lest you have immediate concern because you think pastors’ families should never argue, please remember that we too are sinners. Marriage is hard work. And sometimes my wife and I disagree—vehemently. We are no less committed to one another, though. In our fight this morning, I hurt my wife and she hurt me. In the process of reconciling with each other, I said that her intentions were irrelevant, that what I perceived was what we were dealing with. But after reading the Scriptures this morning, as part of my daily routine, I think I was wrong. Here are some thoughts on Christian communication perception and apologies based on the passage I read.
The reading that struck me this morning was from Joshua 22. Here it is in its entirety.read more