Wednesday, October 18, 2006

the problem

The problem is not the problem. The problem is often how one responds to the problem. If one doesn't respond correctly, she will experience a similar situation again and again until she has learned the lesson the Holy Spirit is teaching her.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that's probably a pretty good summation of our situations in general as people being sanctified: rarely is the issue the external problem that we keep butting our heads against, but rather - as you note here - it is the underlying block in our hearts to being reshaped into His image. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Catherine said...

AA has a saying about that: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Just as true about sin in general as it is about addictive behaviors in particular.