Wisdom 2:12,17-20; Psalms 54:3-4,5,6-8; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37
In a “Charlie Brown” cartoon, little Linus, battling with a case of low self-esteem asks Lucy, “Why are you always so eager to criticize me?” Lucy, looking very self-righteous, replies, “I just think I have a knack for seeing other people’s faults.” Linus turns indignant. “What about your own faults?” he asks. “I have a knack for overlooking them,” Lucy says.
In another “Peanuts” Comic Strip, Charlie Brown worries about his chronic, lifelong sense of low self-esteem. He says to Linus, “It goes all the way back to the beginning. The moment I was born and stepped on the stage of history, they took one look at me and said, ‘Not right for the part!'” Unfortunately, many of us can…
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