Blind spots dot the psyche (bet you’ve got some)

When I’m wrong and don’t know it, that’s a blind spot. All humans have them–even you. If you get mad because people disagree with you, your blind spots are showing.

When I don’t see something that I’m wrong about, that’s a blind spot. If I think I’m never wrong, that’s total blindness. People who don’t want to know where they’re wrong, are choosing proud blindness.

Without the desire to discover you’re blind spots, it’s easy to call wrong right. Other people’s blind spots are so obvious to me; mine, not so much.

Some people seem to be proud of their blind spots–glad about what they don’t see. In fact, pride produces blind spots. Honesty, and the living Jesus, remove them. Blind spots grow where self-reflection and humility are rare.

If you can’t find something to love in every person, you’re blind to the image of God. I often need to be brainwashed — mentally scrubbed by the living Jesus.

When you love Jesus, you want Him to show you where your life is off His track. We’re willing to pray this courageous prayer: “Jesus, I see where I believe other people are wrong. Now show me where I’m wrong.”

Jesus prayed that His followers be one. Christians have greatly resisted His prayer.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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