I believe strongly in teaching the ideal, but I also believe strongly in understanding that none of us live the ideal - and cutting others the same slack we hope God cuts us.
I want mercy, so I try to grant mercy; I want to be judged mercifully, so I try to judge mercifully; I know I have my own shortcomings and failures, and that I desperately need his grace, so I try not to place others outside that grace.
In the end, I simply have no clue what the eventual outcome will be for someone else. I just know I have to live the best I know how to live - and hope others don't require more of me than that.
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