Lately I have been disappointed in a few people that had warranted, I thought, my respect. I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit today. You know, people will let us down. There are brothers and sisters in our churches, our workplaces, and on these forums that we may trust only to be disappointed. I’m not going into detail, but I wanted to share a little insight. This is a case of the human condition. Those “friends” never, I believe, intended to hurt or disappoint. They did not set out to insult, demean, or inflict at least a type of pain towards me. They probably do not realize the impact of their actions and words. I have probably done the same, and I do not realize the hurtful impact that I may have had on other people. People will let us down because they are people. like us. I’ve been in the psalms a bit, and this verse occurred to me: Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes. I had always considered this verse to speak to God’s power and strength, his might. But while I think this implied, I believe it speaks more to God’s faithfulness. Where men fail, God is there. This is also something that we need to be attentive to in how we treat each other on these forums. This faithfulness to us, his people, is reflective of God’s own character. We are also to be faithful to each other. We are to be patient, kind, and deal with each in the love of Christ. When we are not, then we disappoint, hurt, demean, and insult not only each other but Christ himself. We are the Body and we are to be faithful to Christ which is reflective in our faithfulness to each other. I don’t always reflect that mentality, but I am trying. I apologize now if I've failed any of you in this way, and if any thought I’ve intended insult. We do not know what the other is going through. But looking through these posts, and morning the “loss” of a couple of friends, we have to do better as a whole.