I pray you’re better at this than I am. It’s a work in progress. Unfortunately, it’s a thing for many professing Christians. I’m talking about assuming.
There are many reasons why we do it, but none of them are good. Assessing society, it seems unlikely Christians recognize assuming’s impact when we make assumptions based on…
…where someone goes to church, or that they don’t. (In 2020, are they attending in person or online.)
…how someone is dressed.
…how they respond to current events.
…what they drive.
…where they live.
…where they went to college, or that they didn’t.
…what we read, hear, or observe about them.
…what they are or aren’t passionate about.
…how they view past history, or that they don’t.
…what we believe the future does or doesn’t hold.
This prayer by author Stephen Mattson was on my Facebook feed today. It spoke to me because I had already confessed more than one assumption today-assumptions made in church of all places. As I said, a work in progress.
I’m grateful God’s mercy and forgiveness are unending-something assumers should add to this prayer.