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Understanding Ourselves:Are We Good Or Bad?

The Journey Inward


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 4:37pm

Are we not apt to judge people and ourselves as either good or bad or at the least a mixture of both?

Jesus didn’t. Jesus made a profound psychological point about people in the parable of the good Samaritan. He suggested that we are not necessarily bad like the robbers or automatically good like the Samaritan. And those who passed by were chided for putting ritual above compassion.

Moving away from a focus on behavior, Jesus said in John 15:15 we are relational.

“I have called you friends,” he said.

When we are in a relationship, there exists the possibility that our behavior...

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