Have you ever noticed that when you hear little kids playing that there is a lot of talk about things being 'fair?' They love this idea of equity. But I have noticed something else, they love to change the game, change the rules, and ensure that fairness somehow always ends up in their favor, and if we take a look at ourselves, I think that it is pretty safe to say that you and I play the game of life the same way.
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This week we have jumped into the fray on the issue of being hurt by the church. I know this is a contentious issue and that many of you have a variety of thoughts and experiences on this matter, but I wanted to take a swim into the deep end, pulling from my past experience as somebody who has sat on both sides of the table, and who has in some minds, portrayed both sides of the spectrum, both good and evil.
In my first post I laid some groundwork to provide some context for who I am, and in my second post, I looked at the idea, IF YOU'RE NOT GETTING BETTER... YOU ARE GETTING WORSE. In that post, I just scratched the surface, so I thought I would pick up where I left off, and then pivot.
IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING BETTER... YOU ARE GETTING WORSE
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND... I'VE BEEN HURT BY THE CHURCH!
If you have been around 'church' for any length of time then you have most likely heard this phrase before. There are many variations and wordings, but at the end of the day, you have most likely heard this said... Over the next little bit we are going to dig into what this looks like and how we can move forward
Often, if left unresolved, our pain can determine our future. JESUS is the antidote, and gives us a tool to help us move forward.