Never indulge in self-reflection?

Here is a quote I came across today.

Never indulge, at the close of an action, in any self-reflective acts of any kind, whether of self-congratulation or self-despair. Forget the things that are behind, the moment they are past, leaving them to God.

I am not sure if I agree with this or not to be honest. Where does the learning from our past come into place? Won’t we be making the same mistakes over and again? But I also see the upside of letting pride creep into our life or even depression from our failures.

So, can we remember dispassionately? Or should we? I will let you reflect on it and will get back to you later on this. Or not, since I am to leave it in the past.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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