How are things at Federation Square today? Glad that Green Moon kept the Melbourne Cup in The Lucky Country this year.
Your reply dealt with my question in, at most, an indirect way. My question was about your trust in your own judgements about whether you have or have not come to know another person very well.
Let give some examples. If you have no training in medicine, you will probably not trust the reliability of your judgments about the medical conditions of people except in glaringly obvious instances such as a person's bleeding profusely after being bashed by a car. There are probably other areas of life where you think that your judgments are very good without ever being infinitely exact.
Far from Birrarung Marr Park,
I think it takes time to learn about another person. Everyone has their own unique opinions of us and others. Many see President Obama as great while others not so very great. I think it is about our perceptions and what our core belief values are. Many people would love to hang out with someone that drinks and parties and would say they are wonderful people. Me being more quiet reserved and spiritual would rather have that kind of person to hang around. But Jesus does call us to love everyone, even the sinner. So I think when we are able to distinguish between good and bad and to change ourselves for the better, than things can get better.
In a relationship we would hope to find someone that is trying to help us be more Christ Like ... If that is the goal.. I think I can be good friends and trust that person but knowing there will be times we fall short. Forgive and move on. I hope that helps.
Peace and prayers,
ps also remember there will always be people that don't like us no matter what because they have different values.. We need to pray for them...
God Bless !