Sometimes Kathleen knows she stinks and doesn't need reminded.
Sometimes Kathleen gets told she stinks when she didn't know it.
Sometimes Kathleen wants loved and accepted even though she stinks.
Sometimes Kathleen thinks others hear her accusing them of stinking when all she is really saying is ouch, that hurt when you told me I stink.
Sometimes the enemy of her soul uses other people's voices and words to remind her often that she stinks.
Sometimes people who really stink think the stink is coming from Kathleen instead of them.
Kathleen loves being in a family where everyone else stinks from time to time and gets to grow and get loved on anyways, just as if they smelled really good.
Kathleen wants to abstain from ever telling anyone else they stink.
Kathleen wants to put balm and band aids on people who believe they stink, because someone told them so.
Just because a few people think she stinks, not everyone else agrees.
It might not be true that Kathleen stinks and it might not matter even if she does.
There is a time for shoveling shit and it can stick; Kathleen stinks when she stays stuck in ick.
Kathleen is reveling in the fact that Jesus never thinks she stinks.
Kathleen got the epiphany, but wants others to know that they're also bound to stink once in a while, on some front, but it certainly won't prevent them from being effective, loved, respected, used, accepted, valuable, worthwhile, influential and generous in spite of it. Anyways. :) YAY!
(dedicated to KWS and the body of believers at CE, bringing a sweet aroma in spite of ourselves to our city)