Cloaked in praises, as long as it’s short.
And my blood sugar level is relatively high,
And given with smile and a wink of the eye.
Provided I’m not moody, grumpy or tired,
And only say words that will leave me inspired.
Dance, sidestep and skirt, the important issues
Lest you leave me daubing my eyes with tissues,
In a moment of my choosing, where and when I like,
With all restraint, lest my ego you strike.
And before you finish and walk out the door,
Am I loving me, more than I did before?
Lessen the blow; keep it light and airy,
Or tonight friends will read your obituary.
Okay, I know it's corny but if pretty near sums up my ability to accept criticism. We are emotional beings and we are hurt easily, and without care, a child may be brought to tears with a look. We resist advice and love our own way.
Jesus said "we have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented." The Bible uses all manner and methods to reach our hard hearts, parable, poem, stories of history, urging, threatening, beseeching, maxims, and what ever method to be all things to all men that they may repent. God could have made one small book with His commands, but he chose to use all methods to reach us.
It is a strange and difficult thing to reach humans, we are a stiff necked creature, to understate it.
Photo by Adam Wesolowski