Affirmation

This year for Lent, I am reading Christ in the Wilderness by Bishop Stephen Cottrell, published by SPCK, reflecting on Stanley Spencer’s paintings of that title.

I’m not necessarily going to blog every day on it, just when something leaps out at me – and they will be thoughts rather than full blog posts.

Yesterday, I shared this thought on Twitter:

CaptureThat quote is from page 4 – made me think…

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6 thoughts on “Affirmation

  1. if that’s true – that no human being can thrive without affirmation – then a serious lack of affirmation can become a hunger for approval and lead to working to gain that approval. The need for affirmation, then, is in itself not sinful. The warped attempts to earn approval can be… but if the need itself can be legitimately met then the sinful response will dissipate.

    1. That’s a helpful thought, thank you, it’s a ‘thank you for being you’. Though there’s no harm in affirming what people do too – whether or not it is successful or to our liking. Affirmation is the building up and encouraging.

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