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Don't Shoot the Messenger

Don't Shoot the MessengerBy JoJo TabaresI see it time and time again-people frustrated with friends or family who “just don’t understand" them.  They ask why, but when they are told it’s because they weren't clear or sounded harsh, they don’t want to hear that.  They want to hear that it’s the other person’s fault.  I've even had people send me a message asking, no, PLEADING with me to help them because they don’t understand why they are always misunderstood.  I tell them.  I share it in the most gracious way, but they don’t want to hear that they need to change.  They want the other person to have to change. Remember the man who asked Jesus what he must do to...

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