I've been doing some thinking since Ryan's thread expressing remorse. Another forum member asked me about what happened recently with the forum. As I considered my response to that question, the answer hit me between the eyes!
The thing I have most admired about this forum is how people have been able to disagree without being disagreeable. I realized at that point that in all my "righteous" indignation to warn the forum, I became disagreeable.
I have long preached to my children that even if you are right, you are wrong when you start contending. So, whether I was right or wrong in what I said, I was wrong in being contentious about it. The wrongfulness of my approach was evident in the fruit it bore - confusion, heartache, and more. The Spirit doesn't work like that.
I know that I said this on Ryan's thread, but I wish to apologize to the anonymous author, Brother Stroud, and the forum members. I also want to thank Ryan for his post because his example helped me see the error of my ways.
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