(This is one of those blog posts that has been rolling around in my head for a couple of weeks.)
We were visiting some friends overseas. One of them said, “That’s not how we pronounce that here — that’s only how it’s pronounced in America.”
At the time I thought, “Oh, I just didn’t know that.” But later, I realized how that friend made me feel stupid.
I’ve done that many times. “I’ve been there, and that’s not the way it really is.” Or, “It’s bad because there’s such a better way that it’s done in England, where we lived.”
I hope I lean toward humility and not toward arrogance. And I try to remember what C.S. Lewis once said: “If you think you’re not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.” I have a long way to go.