Do I worry too much about being misunderstood?
I think perhaps I do. I wondered about this, and I came up with a possible reason.
It seems sometimes as though everyone today is looking for a reason to be offended; everyone is trying to find some way that someone else wronged them. Our courts are clogged with frivolous lawsuits; our streets are lined with the carnage of "road rage"; our lawmakers are deluged with lobbying from the oppressed, the homeless, the underprivileged, the wronged.
It only seems this way, but sometimes illusions can be strong. This is no excuse for worrying. Jesus said we shouldn't worry, so we shouldn't.
This probably isn't the real reason I worry about being misunderstood, though.
I think I worry about being misunderstood because I don't want to hurt people. I can come on pretty strong, but there are very few occasions when I am trying to make anyone uncomfortable.
This, too, is no excuse for worrying. *sigh* It's hard not to, though. So many people today have been hurt, and I don't want to add to that gruesome tally of pain.