Saturday, June 9, 2012

Diminishing persons

We often have ways of diminishing others; sometimes we don't even realize we are doing it. There are subtle ways of exalting ourselves at someone else's expense, even by the tone of our voice, by our attitude, by minimizing something they've done, or what they think or feel, or by making too much of our own thoughts, feelings and actions. I think the Charity of Christ obligates us to be ever more aware of the ways in which we may needlessly, heedlessly hurt another.

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