Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
Romans 15:7 NIV
I love this verse, and the devotional I read with it. What is crazy is how people look at the weaknesses of others to feel better about themselves. Have you ever heard someone say, "At least you don't have it as bad as... " Despite whatever truth there is to that phrase, it still does not give us the right to look down on others in order to make ourselves feel more valued. Everyone has weaknesses, and if we learn to accept each other, you might help someone grow instead of holding them to your standards. God accepts us despite and through it all...That love stimulates the desire to change and grow. Now, imagine if humans could do that, instead of setting the standard... Perhaps there would be more positive changes, and less pressure and rebellions. On my birthday, I can't help but think about continued growth...How will you continue to grow into your new phase of life, and help others do the same?