I’d like to give you all a free bit of relationship advice – sometimes, you can choose to be right, or you can choose to be happy. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way (and continue to learn it, from time to time…) This is true for all relationships, by the way – romantic ones of course, but also friendships, with roommates, family, co-workers. I can’t tell you how many unnecessary conflicts that could have been avoided, if I’d just chosen to quiet my inner know-it-all and let it go.
Ultimately, the need to be right is really about being in control, about needing to understand exactly how the world and everything in it works. That’s why, when we’re inevitably confronted with some mystery that we don’t understand and can’t control, it can send us spinning. We see Nicodemus in this exact situation in John 3, as Jesus reveals some confounding and wondrous information to this Churchy Know-It-All.
Join us this Sunday as we look at Jesus’ relationship with Nicodemus in our series, Why Can’t We Be Friends? Difficult People Worth Fighting For.
– Pastor Grace Wilkinson