“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even, Christ did not please himself.”
Lisa and I were talking with a counselor about one of our children, who can be greatly affected by tension. In talking with the counselor, this child identified me as the laid-back one, while admitting that Lisa can occasionally get tense. I’m ashamed and embarrassed to admit that part of me expected the counselor to really let Lisa have it, but in a stroke of genius, the counselor turned to me and said, “So, anything you can do, Gary, to release the pressure off Lisa would be really helpful.”
Like Jesus, she dropped the responsibility right back in to my own lap.