Chapter 11, back to the Preacher story. Let’s just say for grins you chose not to go back to the preacher and tell him what happened. What I mean is you never approached him without judgment and told him how it made you feel, so you could actually work it out and find out what really happened. What you did was carry this for months, or years. Every time you tell the story it gets worse, because you never remember what actually happened, you just remember how it made you feel. You have actually left the church and are going to a new church, where you are telling the story again. Now you are in exaggeration mode. The last time you told the story, you remembered how it made you feel; the last time you remembered telling it. What a vicious cycle. There has to be a point where you say “Enough”
“You must be willing to surrender your opinion before you can see it another way” quote from book
The bible calls this repentance:
repentance, a word covering several biblical ideas that range from regret to changing one’s mind or behavior so as to bring about a moral or ethical conversion.
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!NLT