Reading the Saturday papers I am constantly surprised at the superficiality of much of our human commentary…. and this can often be reflected in human relationships. Here is a challenging reflection from Harry Williams…..

If we are shallow people, our estimates of others and their behaviour will be superficial, and this is perhaps the most refined form of cruelty possible-a cruelty hidden from us as we think the drowning man is simply conceited, or bad-tempered, or rude, or just trying to be funny, while in fact he is a man in desperate trouble signalling for help. That is the kind of misjudgment we make when we live only on the surface of what we are.