Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Receiving Criticism

Negative criticism is something we all have the joy of receiving- no matter what line of work you're in- but especially you friends who are in public ministry. It seems that everyone has an opinion of the right and wrong way to do your job. Thanks to Dr. Lamerson for this quote from Abraham Lincoln (check out his blog here: www.drsamlam.com)

“If I tried to read, much less answer, all the criticisms made of me, and all the attacks leveled against me, this office would have to be closed for all other business. I do the best I know how, the very best I can. And I mean to keep on doing this, down to the very end. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I had been right would make no difference. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me now will not amount to anything.”
—Abraham Lincoln

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