Being Aware of Others

I have always been deeply aware of my uniqueness, more than my commonality with others. I know I am different and this has been the source both of a deep-seated insecurity and of a strong feeling that I am special, so special to the point of being better than others. I wonder if this is unique to me or everybody else feels the same.

People are so alike. They often want the same things, do the same activities and behave in pretty much the same and predictable ways. But they can also be so different from one another and each one goes his own way, does his own thing and acts differently from everybody else. This paradox is the source of both all our joys and happiness as well as all of our disappointments and sorrows.

This is the reason I need to say “I love you” to people who bring so much joy and happiness in my life and “I am sorry” when I bring them sorrow and disappointment.

Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses.”
Matthew 18:15-20

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