This book should be read only by those who want to leave this earth a better place!
Sample: Any page would whet your appetite; this is from pg. 14...
As I write about our relationships with others, our expectations of our own gifts and abilities, and our perception of both these subjects, I have about concluded that there are only two basic types of perple in the world: the evaluators and the affirmers.
I am sure, if there were a way to view a movie and see instant replays of all the strategic change points in our lives, that we'd instantly spot the people who either broke our spirits by their critical or judgmental evaluations, or who healed us by their loving, perceptive affirmations.
To be honest, I seem to be able to remember the negative comments of evaluators faster and more clearly than the positive remarks of the affirmers. I suspect that not far from anyone's conscious level of thinking lies the memory of an evaluator who pulled on his or her spiked boots and stomped deliberately over our bear soul and personhood.
Lord, is it You who would teach me the distinctive differences between evaluators and affirmers?
Are the guidelines for being an affirmer found in 2John where it is written, "If we love God, we will do whatever He tells us to. And He has told us from the very first to love each other."?
I think so.
Then please, dear Lord, strengthen my ability to understand and practice love.