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113 I hate double-minded people,
Classic Watterson! What a great line — “Your denial of my victimhood is lowering my self-esteem!” You’ve got to hand it to Calvin’s teacher — she says the right things! In another cartoon, Calvin says something like, “I hate it when she drinks Maalox right from the bottle!”
Learning to take responsibility for my actions, choices, decisions, priorities — is a pretty good definition of MATURITY, don’t you think?
Calvin may be onto something quite profound here. In our blame-anyone-but-yourself culture, we don’t naturally want to admit our mistakes, acknowledge our bad choices, or confess our waywardness. The evangelist Billy Sunday said, “An excuse is a skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.”
We are responsible for our actions — and our inactions. And that’s where God’s grace and mercy come in, don’t they?