Wednesday, 13 December 2017

There are no character defects

All actions are neutral. Whether an action is a virtue or a defect depends on the scenario. All bad behaviour is a neutral tool that has been misused. Criticism, attack, and other apparently wholly negative phenomenon have their place: with the faculty of fault-finding, no change for the good would ever take place; without attack, no fire would ever be put out.

A character defect is therefore a path that is walked down, not an entity within you or me.

Others' character defects are therefore wrong pathways chosen, out of ignorance or powerlesness, for neither of which can anyone be blamed spiritually.

This is the essence of forgiveness.

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