Filtering my thoughts and words isn’t easy and it doesn’t always turn out pretty. They often come pouring from my mind through my mouth like a coffee maker without a filter. (Sipping on coffee grounds is simply unpleasant!) I’ve improved over time and I always work to reflect the Lord, but I have certainly not arrived. I can act refined with proper statements and politeness, but underlying what comes out is what’s really in my heart and head—and it’s often conflicting. Ouch.
But here’s the flip side for those of us calling ourselves (or thinking of ourselves as) “normal” or “typical”: I think we’re often very wrong.