Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most influential persons of the twentieth century, once said if he could be right 75 percent of the time, he would reach the highest measure of his expectation. How about us? I guess if we can be sure of being right more than 50 percent of the time, we can earn our living entirely from the stock market. If so, what makes us so confident that we are right and others are wrong?

Theologists claim that the primitive sin of humankind is the desire to be a judge. Yet, instead of being a lousy judge, why not get used to listening with empathy. Resolving conflicts through compromise. The Bible also teaches us that we often need to compromise. “If another believer is distressed by what you eat, you are not acting in love if you eat it. Don’t let your eating ruin someone for whom Christ died.  Romans 14:15.” The verse stresses that we must consider those people who are more sensitive even if we are doing right. Not to mention that we often misjudge others.