This is what my mind thinks while I bite my tongue and take deep breaths to keep from blurting my thoughts out loud. This man, whom I’ve know for several months, is not getting what he needs to, not hearing what is important. Instead he wants to convince me nothing is his fault, someone else is always to blame, he’s got it all figured out. I try telling him difficult truths in different ways but it isn’t sinking into his hard head, penetrating his rough exterior, breaking through the walls of denial he’s built. Sigh.
In our lives we will have folks who try our patience, wear us down with their obstinance, and make us wonder if our efforts are worthwhile. The question ultimately isn’t; “why do we keep trying?” but; “how could we do anything less?”