Facebook “Memories” reminded me of this a few days ago, and I’ve not been able to forget it.
We had stopped on the interstate at a Pilot Truck Stop for a bathroom/coffee break. After paying for the coffee, I realized I did not know which was my exit. I said to the clerk, “Do people get turned around in here?” She laughed, “All the time.”
Then she said, “The exit to the truckers actually goes up a few steps, but the exit to the cars is at street level. Last week we had an elderly woman on a walker in here. I called to tell her she was headed to the wrong exit. She turned around with fire in her eyes and said, ‘I may be old, but I’m not stupid!’ and went right on. When she got to the door, she saw her mistake, and turned around and went toward the other exit. But she never said a word as she passed me.”
I smiled. I know how that is. There is a simple line that explains her rude behavior: Only the strong can admit they’re wrong and apologize. Everyone else will try to justify themselves, find excuses, or even place blame. The strong will have no trouble admitting to the error and not try to hide it.
The more I learn of God’s word and human behavior, the more I see a number of activities which only the strong can do. Here’s a partial list. You’ll think of more…