When People Stumble

  • Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

So many, especially those in positions of authority, are held to a higher standard. The same happens in families. When someone you admire is in authority over you and they fail, it’s a test. Are you going to treat them with respect or are you going to air their dirty laundry. There are many opportunities when we can air the faults of another OR see past the fault to the vulnerability behind the fault. To point out the fault, remind them of it, or make fun of the person will only distance the relationship, bringing death to trust in the long run. If we respect the person (not to mention God) we will look to cover them with mercy and grace in their time of need.