John Wesley said that harsh words spoken to us actually provide a helpful balance:
“Who could bear honor and good report, were it not balanced by dishonor?”
In other words, if the only things said to you are words of praise, it’s awfully hard to keep from getting a big head! So when the painful words come, it is important to evaluate them, but also recognize that they might be just the medicine you need to reduce ego swelling.
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