Could I be Wrong? Really?

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

Good Morning, God!

I’ve been listening to the book Being Wrong for several days now. The author is doing a very good job of helping me to understand that being wrong is part of how we think quickly and make decisions as needed — which is to say WITHOUT conclusive evidence. It isn’t so much sloppy or careless as essential to being decision makers.

That really made me think, God. Actually, what it did was make me feel better about being wrong. And as I step back from identifying WRONG as a sort of character defect and moral misstep — then it gets easier to relax about BEING RIGHT.

So many “arguments” have ended up just being about different definitions of a word. What do we MEAN when we say X or Y? We know in our minds that we are all different. But that doesn’t help us UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFERENT WE ALL ARE! I remember how good it felt when Kit suddenly realized that I didn’t process light as effectively as he did. (He can read in the dark, God, I can’t.)

All of a sudden — I went from being wasteful of electricity for leaving lights on (read: WRONG) — to being a MOTH who needed and loved light. Wow! I can tell You, God, being seen as DIFFERENT is so much better than being seen as WRONG!

Being the object of Moral Judgment is to be confined and limited. Compassion on the other hand — helps us to SEE ourselves and others in new and liberating ways.

You, God, are the Ultimate in Compassion. And You desire to set us free — free not just from being wrong — but FREE from Old Ways of being “Right.” WOW! THANK YOU!

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