“Invented Significances”

So, a friend had a typo in something he wrote for public consumption.  I noticed it and dropped him a note, and he said he frequently has a typo on that word.  My response:

There’s significance in that, I’m sure. I’ll let you know what it is when I think of it. It may not be complimentary – my invented significances rarely are, but then, when we invent significances they always tell us more about ourselves than they do about the victim of our ruminations.

What “significances” do you invent or assume about other people?  How much do you “read between the lines” that may not even be there?  And what do your “invented significances” say about you?  If we have to invent significances, they had better be charitable ones.

I Corinthians 13:7

(Charity) …believeth all things, hopeth all things…

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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