Unquestionably, my parents did the best they could. However, I am left today with an excessively high view of justice causing an immediate visceral reaction when I witness anyone being mistreated, especially when the object of mistreatment is me!
I must overcome this demon of self-defensivism. When my ire rises at the first indication of a minor injustice, I must depend on Jesus for a “more excellent way” which “never fails”.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (vv. 4-8a)