Daily Worship

Monday is about your relationships

Albert Bogle August 22, 2022 0 2
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Proverbs 27: 17 (NRSVA)

17 Iron sharpens iron,
    and one person sharpens the wits of another.

This famous text reminds us of the importance of honesty and trust in our relationships.

So often in our Scottish culture we find it hard to tell someone else how we really feel about them. There is a classic pop song written by BA Robertson and Mike Rutherford entitled ‘The Living Years’, it pretty well says it all.

“Say it loud, say it clear (oh say it clear)

You can listen as well as you hear

It's too late (it's too late) when we die (it's too late when we die)

To admit we don't see eye to eye”

You see it is still possible to see things differently from each other and still appreciate each other. Sharing these feeling can be so liberating. Indeed our differences can become the cutting edge of our relationships.





Help me say it loud and clear

When I appreciate the work of another


Help me listen and try to understand

When I disagree with another


Help me keep silent

Lest in my eager pursuit of correctness

I break the bond of unity and miss the truth


Time to Reflect:


Take a moment to think about the place of tolerance in shaping your relationships.