Article

Curtis Rittenour

has pastored for 25 years in Oregon, Nebraska, and Washington. He is a freelance writer and speaker.

​Directly to the Point

When Jesus puts His finger where it hurts

I’m feeling a little nervous,” I told my college professor after class. I was a freshman, and this was my first presentation for Speech 101.

“Relax and just be yourself,” he suggested.

So I practiced a few times and began to feel overly confident. I envisioned receiving an A on this first speech and was shocked to get a D. I went to him and said, “Hey, you told me to just be myself! And this is what I get?”

He smiled and kindly remarked, “Did it ever occur to you that your ‘self ’ might need some improvement?”

Sometimes a message must be shared clearly and candidly. Tact has its place. But there are moments when …

This content is only available to subscribers.

If you are already subscribed to the magazine, click the login button below.

Subscribe Now

We reserve the right to approve and disapprove comments accordingly and will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding that. Please keep all comments respectful and courteous to authors and fellow readers.
comments powered by Disqus