Sideline Critics

Posted: 15 August, 2006 in My thoughts

A talk Neil gave us at YP last friday has really got me thinking about this issue.
One thing that really stands out in my mind of my gran was how we would be all sitting in their lounge watching the cricket and she would be shaking her head and telling the batsman that if he would just hit the ball through the gap he would score runs, or if he would just hit a few sixes South Africa would win the game. She could not seem to understand why on earth they weren’t just hitting sixes! Of course none of us could persuade her otherwise.

This is a harmless example of something we are so prone to do in everyday life. We criticize others so easily and so often we are no better than they. What an opportunity to be different – not to join in when someone is being criticized and even to add something about that person which is good?
Things like these make an impression on people – evangelism isn’t just about walking around with a Bible reading it to your friends, you can contribute in a small way which may result in something big happening!

Hope you think about it as much as I did

  1. Kaitlin says:

    Wow! I guess we criticise others as much as we complain – two things we never really think about yet are both sinful.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey Antz,

    That’s so true! Just refusing to participate in gossip/backbiting can play a big part in my testimony to others. Thanks for that reminder. It really helped 🙂

  3. caleb gage says:

    Good post Antz. Our minds always find some way to criticize others. It’s something we should all be more aware of…

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