by Rick Pidcock
When was the last time somebody gave you a short, shallow, non-genuine complement, and then followed up with the word “BUT” and an entire tirade of negative statements about you? When was the last time you did this to somebody else?
Or perhaps you’ve experienced a more positive side of those “BUT” statements. Have you ever gone to a Christian brother or sister and said, “I know that we’ve had our differences, BUT…” or to somebody that has hurt you and said, “What you said or did really hurt me, BUT I want you to know that…”?
The fact is that we all do this alot. So I’d like to share how statements such as these, no matter how good or bad they may be, can ultimately point us to the greater “BUT” statements of the gospel.