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  1. Babylon's Dread says:

    My friend Ted Haggard says a military medic told him that their most dangerous moment was the initial encounter with the wounded. He said their first job was to subdue the injured soldier. He said their initial reaction is to fight. Of course Ted took it as instructive concerning his own reaction to his self-inflicted wounds in ministry and the initial attempts to obfuscate, deny, and accuse.

    I found that pretty instructive when dealing with wounded sojourners. I try to remember it but often lose my focus when something emotional is involved.

  2. Michael says:

    That is good stuff!

  3. Paige says:

    Amen. So good! Right on!

  4. Alexis says:

    This is very profound. Much to think about. Thank you for that!!

  5. Linnea says:

    Great observations, Michael. BD’s observation about a military medic is similar to what they tell you about saving drowning people….you must first subdue them to rescue them, or you will be drowned, too. It harkens back to Jacob wrestling with “the man”. His hip had to be disjointed before he would back down, and even still, demanded a blessing.

  6. Anne says:

    Pieces like this are why I will always keep checking your blog, old friend.

  7. dusty says:

    you are such a wonderful man, Michael. I love your heart for others.

  8. Michael says:

    Thanks, Anne…thanks, Dusty…I’m better with cats than people,but I’m trying.

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