Affirmation, dignity and gratitude

“Dignity and gratitude are at the heart of a Jesus Creed kind of affirmation.  In loving a fellow Christian we openly recognize the person God made him or her to be, and we acknowledge the contribution that person is making to the redemptive work of God in our world.  Furthermore, affirmation requires the willingness to dethrone our own egos, for in acknowledging the dignity of the person and expressing gratitude for him or her, we affirm that their calling supplies what we need.  The ultimate form of Christian affirmation can be found in the exercise of spiritual gifts in the Christian church: we each bring something to the table but, while at the table, we receive the benefit of the gifts of others.” (p 190-191)

Are you affirming the giftedness of others?

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