I Get That Way, Too

Sometimes it is hard to know what to say to someone who has reached the edge of their emotional cliff.

Unsolicited advice is received as criticism.

An attempt to apply a random biblical promise puts our whole faith story at risk.

Taking the burden completely away erodes dignity and tempts dependence.

Maybe ground level honesty is the prescription we need.

I was helped last week when in the middle of a meltdown I heard the simple words, “I get that way, too.”

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