I hope our faith is making us better, and not worse. I don’t mean becoming a ‘nice guy.’ I don’t mean financially or intellectually or politically. I mean: more well-rounded, thoughtful, nuanced, with depth, growing in grace, an eye to see all angles, a wider vision, a heart that cares, and hands that move into the places that no one else will go.
- Don’t be afraid. Stepping out of your comfort zone is worth the risk.
- Distractions don’t heal, they only conceal. Sometimes, the most painful thing is the most beneficial thing for you. Ignoring it only makes it worse.
- Whether you’re outgoing or shy, extroverted or introverted, deep interpersonal relationships are of utmost importance. It’s part of human fiber and DNA. Denying yourself of it, whether by only pursuing shallow friendships or not pursuing relationships at all, is detrimental to your being.
- Getting too wrapped up in the big picture will usually lead to disappointment. Focusing too much on the small picture will usually lead to frustration. Marrying the two perceptions in a good and healthy balance will lead to a more satisfying outlook on life.
- Tell the people you love that you love them often. Don’t let them take this for granted. Tell people that you look up to how much they really mean to you. It will encourage them and transform you.
- Learn the difference between patience as a virtue and stalling as cowardice. If waiting something out is necessary, do so with a cheerful heart. However, if avoiding something is prohibiting you from exercising your true potential, face your fear and realize the glory waiting to be unlocked.
That is all, for now.