Learning to Love in a Culture of SuspicionApril 17, 2021
Learning to Love in a Culture of Suspicion
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self–seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)
3 Commitments to Trust:
1. When there is a gap between what I expect and what I experience… I fill it with trust.
2. When I observe other people filling the gap with suspicion… I will come to your defense.
3. If what I experience or see begins to erode my trust… I will come to you.
How Do I Be Trustworthy?
1. I commit to do what I say I do… and when I don’t, I’ll tell you FIRST.
2. I commit not to overpromise and underdeliver. If it looks like that might happen… I’ll tell you.
3. If you confront me… I’ll tell you the truth….