'Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.' ~Pearl Buck

We make mistakes because we are human and because we have our limitations. A mistake happens when we are out of touch with the rhythms of the moment. Or using an image from photography a mistake happens when we are out of focus. The halfway moment in any mistake is to look back and say 'What can I learn from that.' Then it's time to move on. There is nothing to be gained from wallowing in self pity and remorse. The Christian response is to use every mistake as an opportunity to be a better and a stronger person. Mistakes can keep all our lives very much in focus and their role may be of greater significance than we had ever imagined.
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