We asked a few people who work for the community of Matthews to share their thoughts and hopes for 2019. Here’s what Dr. Chuck Wilson, pastor of Matthews United Methodist Church, told us:
I want to work much harder at remembering names and forgetting slights.
I want to move from destructive criticism towards redemptive engagement.
I want my spouse to marvel at how much better we are at listening than early in our marriage.
I want to be increasingly less quarrelsome, sarcastic, and easily offended.
I want to think about fixing people less and loving people more.
I want to do everything I can to NOT do unnecessary damage to a person’s reputation.