“What do you assume I assume about you?”
Wouldn’t this help us deal squarely with each other – family and friends, nearlings and neighbors – instead of obliquely communicating while fraught with suspicion, cynicism, and/or resignation?
What an opportunity to cut away some moldy judgments and enjoy fresh revelations that enable us to love and receive each other more truthfully, more grace-fully, even when the disclosures are painful and ugly.
prayeresolve: to laugh at my fog of assumptions and trust Yahweh to grow mercy in my brain
p.s. I suggested this to my wife and as she was reacting to my suggestion I decided, yes, I must actually ask this question right now and not just theorize on its possibilities. We learned some things.