You Don't Want To Miss This Ask Amy Response!
For years, folks have been seeking advice from esteemed journalist, Amy Dickinson, via the popular newspaper column, Ask Amy. Though the questions and topics vary, the submitted letters share one thing in common -- all want to know what Ask Amy has to say on the given situation. And recently, the Ask Amy response to a letter from a reader identified as "Sad Sister" has everyone cheering.
Credit: Chicago Tribune Books
Though the letter actually ran several years back, the newspaper clipping has recently taken on a new life online, making its rounds over social media.
In it, "Sad Sister" simply can't understand why the sister she has intentionally excluded from an annual family gathering is upset with her. And just wait until you hear what Amy had to say on the matter!
Here’s the Ask Amy response everyone is talking about:
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"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." Matthew 7:3-5
As true followers of Christ, we are called to love, not to judge, ostracize or exclude. In fact, Jesus cautions us from being wise in our own sight, and instead calls us to live peaceably with all and to associate with the lowly. And should we encounter those we believe to be weak in faith, we are called to welcome them, rather than to judge. For we are all sinners, saved by God's grace alone!
"To slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:2-7
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