We’re All a Little Weird

A college student had just heard a lecture on psychopathology.  He raised his had for permission to ask a question.  “Yes,” the teacher said, acknowledging him.  “You have a question?”

“Yes, Professor.  You’ve told us about the abnormal person and his behavior, but what about the normal person?”

“Well,” the professor responded after a pause, “If we ever find him, we’ll cure him.”

It’s because of that common trait of strangeness that Paul instructs the Ephesians to “put up with each other in love” (Ephesians 4:2).  Putting up each other means keeping the relationship between us strong despite differences and weirdness.  We need to do that in all of our relationships.  Keep your relationships strong – first with your spouse, then your kids, your brothers and sisters in Christ, your neighbors, and your coworker. Yes, they are abnormal, but so are you.  – Richard and JeannaLynn May

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