Self-righteousness is such a dangerous thing. People who think they know best have consistently been a big source of the world’s problems. Hitler was self-righteous, Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot were self-righteous. Bush and Saddam and bin Laden are self-righteous, and so is the anonymous individual who would attempt to make our business theirs.
Oh, the twists life takes. Just a few years ago I was paid to make other people's business mine, and now it seems it's our turn.
Where will this journey take us? What is happening for us here? It is so easy to feel like a victim in this situation, much harder to see it as an empowering opportunity. And underneath it all I see it as a powerful forgiveness lesson, if only I could bring myself to forgive. I am feeling far too self-righteous for that right now.