A Woman's Voice

Critical Thinking versus Criticism ~ June 24, 2011

This is a short follow-up to yesterday’s post.

In his book Becoming Human, Jean Vanier writes “Wisdom grows when we cast a critical eye not only on ourselves but also on the group to which we belong.”

Let us not confuse critical thinking with criticism; let us be willing to search our spiritual home to see whether there is any use of fear and control that can lead to spiritual abuse. Let us promote a safe environment for wounded people to tell their stories and find healing just as I did in the adult class led by a member of our profession in our church nearly twenty years ago. With God’s grace, the faith that hurts can also heal. (Source Unknown)

What do you think?


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  1. Giftsofdawn said,

    This is so very true, I have found over my years that sharing is the first step to healing. Learning what we have, not what we have not. My cup is half full, not half empty. Look for the beauty in what is before you and if you cannot find any try harder. Live . Love . Laugh for laughter is Gods greatest gift to us.

    • Hi Linda,
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I agree with you that sharing is the first step to healing. Suppressing our thoughts and feelings does more harm than good. However, after that, learning how to deal with these feelings in a positive and constructive way is the key to overcoming them. Blessings to you and yours Linda. 🙂

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