Yesterday, I reacted strongly towards a coworker. The message that I was speaking to him was correction and truth, but after 30 straight hours at work due to an emergency situation, it did not come out in gentleness, love and forgiveness – it came out as frustration.
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.
Luke 6:45 NLT
Who among us doesn’t read this and find conviction? Who among us doesn’t read this and remember that thing that we said recently that was not loving, that was not forgiving, that did not sound Christ like at all?
If you read this passage and it reminds you of your perfection in Christ – I don’t know whether to commend you as a saint or earn you of the impending fall from pride that can be expected.