Twice in as many days God’s good servants have asked me and others about the integrity of their works, after receiving criticism or so-called suggestions that called into question what they were doing.

My first reply to them both was a single word, “Pshaw!”

Yes, we should consider whether a criticism has merit. Yes, we should recognize we can always do better. Yes, we can always spare a moment to reconsider our approach. Yes, yes, yes.

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