The good folks at CCEF have graciously published David Powlison’s article Does the Shoe Fit? The essay is about the ways in which receiving criticism reveals our true nature. The opening:
Critics are God’s instruments. I don’t like to be criticized. You don’t like to be criticized. Nobody likes to be criticized. But, critics keep us sane—or, by our reactions, prove us temporarily or permanently insane. Whether a critic’s manner is gracious or malicious, whether
the timing is good or bad, whether the intention is constructive or destructive, whether the content is accurate, half-true, or utterly false, in any case the very experience of being criticized reveals you. To what madnesses are
Read the whole thing.
HT: Don Aranda