What is hidden?

Last Sundays reading (Matthew 21.33-46) and next Sundays reading (Matthew 22.1-14) both reminded me of the Johari Window.  In both cases Jesus is telling a story against the chief priests and the Pharisees, and particularly in the first they do not recognise it.  They identify more with the landowner than with the tenants.

For all of us the things which are most likely to trip us up are the things of which we are unaware.  Sometimes others can help us to discover these things, if both they and we can build up the courage to talk about the things that they know about us which we don’t.  But there is still an unknown area where no one (apart from God) knows these things, where we have to work at this ourselves (perhaps in prayer).

One clue can be the times that we get really annoyed with someone else – very often it is because sub consciously we are angry that we too do whatever it was made us angry with them.

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!


you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free

[I have been on holiday and retreat, and have had to prepare to be away and cope with getting back – “normal” service should now be resumed!]

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