Being criticized is not fun.
This weekend I delivered a message on the Parable of the Talents. At one point in the message–after pointing out that we all have at least one talent (which God expects us to use)–I encouraged people to not let critics hinder their efforts to use their talents for God.
The Gettysburg address is considered to be one of the best speeches in US history, but–on the day after it was delivered–here’s what the Chicago Times had to say about the speech on November 20, 1863:
The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly, flat and dish-watery utterances of the man who has been pointed out to intelligent foreigners as the President of the United States.
Just a little reminder that–sometimes–critics are clueless.