We don’t deserve merit badges

Here’s a noteworthy quote from http://teampyro.blogspot.com/ (In Phil Johnson’s book review of The Last Men’s Book You’ll Ever Need by David Moore)

…. I would add that I appreciate Dave Moore’s resistance to the therapeutic approach to human relationships that dominates so much of evangelical discourse nowadays. Moore points out that everyone is “wounded” and we don’t really deserve merit badges or undue sympathy for our personal hurts when we ourselves are guilty of waging war against righteousness. Also, while we’re carefully nursing our personal wounds, “we need to remember that we inflict our fair share of them” (p. 118). That’s wise advice, especially in our culture where so many men (and women) “focus on the hurt they’ve received [and] tend to discount or diminish the hurt they inflict on others” (p. 114)-not to mention the sins against Almighty God we’re guilty of. Moore calls us back to a more biblical (and manly) view of our own sin.
Not sure who exactly who to credit it to, Phil or Dave but it was well said!
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