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posted Mar 21, 2017 05:42:49 by David.Clark
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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AngaleeJackson said Mar 21, 2017 05:47:12
Perfect love casteth out all fear. That phrase became very real for me this weekend and I think it applies to this situation. Thank you for your humility. It demonstrates perfectly that the perfect love of Christ can cast away the darkness and heal all things.
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LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 21, 2017 06:11:23
David, you're a good man. Thank you for your example.
ShelleMcDermott said Mar 21, 2017 10:48:10
David, you are a stalwart on this site. Thank you for helping wounds to heal with your words.
David.Clark said Mar 21, 2017 20:18:32
Angalee, thank you, for the reminder and counsel. I'm amazed that the Spirit, even in rebuke, still does it with perfect love. That is a gift I pray for.

Thank you, Shelle and Lory, for your kindness, forgiveness, and patience!
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AliciaBlickfeldt said Mar 21, 2017 20:28:00
I so appreciate both of you for your humility. It is a great example to the rest of us. Bless you David and Ryan.
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