Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark
I am grateful for criticism. It has helped me grow when delivered with a loving heart. You can recognise a loving criticism because it doesn’t leave you feeling ashamed, wanting to cry because of being misunderstood or jumping to the defensive because of its sudden unfairness or appearance.
A critical spirit can squash many a well-meant gesture when it has been observing from the outside and not viewing the heart of the person it is criticising.
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.