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“All relationships have failings, but all relationships don’t have to fail.”

A thought by Leonard Sweet, (2012-03-13) from his book, What Matters Most: How We Got the Point but Missed the Person (Kindle Location 2350). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

That is sure true.  That is where grace, love and forgiveness come in.  In every relationship there will be pain because no one is perfect.

I was reading yesterday about how Peter denied He knew Jesus.  Here Jesus was going through the most difficult time that anyone has ever gone through and one of His closest friends denied that he even knew Him.  How have you handled rejection from your closest friend?  Well after Jesus had been killed and then resurrected, one of the first people He came to was Peter.  He still loved Him.  The relationship had a failing but He knew it didn’t have to fail.

What are your expectations of your friends?  Do you expect perfection?  Oh we want grace because we are not perfect but we demand justice because they should be? 

Somehow we need to understand that “All relationships have failings, but all relationships don’t have to fail.”  Somewhere along the way I have learned to strive to give people the benefit of the doubt.  It goes a long way in my having good relationships. 

What about you?

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  1. :) True... relationships don't have to fail. Nobody is perfect and so we do do make mistakes.., but that doesn't mean we give upon the person or the relationship!

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  2. so very true, esabella. relationship are worth the effort. thanks for reading and sharing.

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