My dad turned 77 this week. There’s something I really appreciate about my father: he’s still learning.
We were having a meeting to make plans for church and he mentioned something to me that struck me, he said, “Do you have anything that you want to tell me, things that I need to work on? I need thoughtful feedback. I need constructive feedback on the things I’m doing so I can get better.”
That struck me because I don’t think most people in their 70s are are looking for feedback. But my dad is!
Still learning. Still growing. Still seeking constructive criticism to get better.
This month I’m reading through Proverbs for my devotions and it’s striking how many times Solomon repeats the idea that wise people appreciate correction.
It’s never easy, but I hope I can really embrace this truth — that feedback (and correction/discipline/reproof) is needed and a wise man loves it because it makes him better.