“I knew I was right!”

We live in a time when open-mindedness and willingness to humbly consider different ideas than we are used to seem to be in short supply. On so many issues, we somehow know that “we” are right and “they” are wrong. 

I found myself in this situation many decades ago during a church business meeting. As the chair of a committee planning a public talk, I was making the case for holding the event in a segregated Black part of town. The opposition was intense. To me, this resistance was clearly racially motivated. My motion was voted down—and I was ready to leave the church for good. I knew that I was right and they were wrong—oh, so wrong!

Some compassionate friends persuaded me, just barely, to remain a church member. 

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