Written by cycleguy on August 27th, 2017

I don’t think it is just a “man thing.”

Nor do I think it is just a “woman thing.”

I do, however, think it is a “human thing.”

What is that you ask?

Admitting we are wrong.

Who me? Admit I’m wrong? We make all kinds of jokes about that. Who hasn’t heard the old standby? “I thought I was wrong once…but I was mistaken.” More arguments and fights could be avoided if someone…the guilty party(ies) would simply admit, “I was wrong. I made a mistake. I’m sorry.”

Like I said…most arguments and fights could be avoided if someone would voice those three magic words: “I was wrong.”

I read an interesting line this past week from a book called The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine. I started reading it several months ago…got waylaid and sidetracked…but after lunch with a fellow pastor this past week, I decided it might be a good thing to keep reading it. Glad I did because I read this:

Because we are right on one thing, never means that we are right about everything or even about what matters most. (p.109)

I can attest to that. I’d like to believe I am right…not just once, not just twice, but all most of the time.  I will occasionally slip up and admit my mistakes. 🙂 The point he makes is during a discussion in Luke 7 involving the Pharisee’s inability to recognize that truth. He wanted to judge instead of love.

Hi… I’m Bill and I’m a sinner…



9 Comments so far ↓

  1. cycleguy says:

    Hi, I’m David and I am a sinner!

  2. TC Avey says:

    Hi, I’m TC and I’m a sinner!

    John 3:17

  3. Lisa notes says:

    Ouch. This is something I struggle with. I intentionally have to hold my tongue often when I want to argue about some trivial thing that I *think* I’m right about. Hi, I’m Lisa, and I am a sinner too.

    • cycleguy says:

      It is hard to hold our tongue isn’t it? We seem to have this inside us that we need to come out on top. Welcome to my “sinners club.”

  4. Hi, I’m Martha, and I’m a sinner!
    We need to say that to ourselves more often, don’t we, Bill?

  5. floyd says:

    I’m with you. Humility admits mistakes. Pride doesn’t, at least not without doing it begrudgingly.

    There’s something very unappealing about a person that never wants to admit they’re wrong and usually blame others for their own shortcomings.