As Others See Us

I think it was the Scottish poet Robert Burns who quipped:

                              O would the Lord

                              The giftie gi’e  us

                              To see ourselves

                              As others see us.

Of course that might correct some errors of our perception, but then you don’t want it to bring on a sense of worthlessness or depression.  Most people have an ego that would prevent that, so let’s not worry about the unlikely.

The lad who can balance his own self-worth with what others think has matured well, and is on to bigger and better things.  The Lord has given us instincts in this direction, and a good relationship with Him fosters such understanding.

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