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By Keith Bellamy

I'm not perfect! Sometimes there are those who think I should be because I’m a preacher. However, I am human, and I do make mistakes, and sometimes I stick that proverbial foot in my mouth. About the time I think I have all of this under control I do it again. I hope you don't.

Because I was given wrong information one time, I announced that someone had died. After I discovered the truth I was able to apologize to that person and even wrote an article in the local paper addressing a subject about not having all the facts.

Rumors persist, don't they? If you believe everything you have heard or read…especially on the Internet or from the news media, then I have some waterfront property in Arizona to sell you. You see--sometimes we don't have all the facts.

When someone points out I am wrong, I will try to admit it. I certainly don't want to hurt someone or damage someone's reputation. So, a few years ago, someone pointed out that I was wrong, I made some phone calls to say I was wrong and apologized.

A few years ago, I needed new glasses and the left lens was off some. The technician said she made a mistake. How unusual! She admitted to an error.

I'm not perfect and I don't think I have ever met someone who was. They crucified the only human being who was ever perfect!

However, I will admit wrong and say I'm sorry! Will you?

Jesus said in Matthew 7:1, 2, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

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