Thoughts on critique

In the UMC, we are gearing up for Annual Conference season which is anticipating our General and Jurisdictional Conferences.

In my post State of the Union or Hell in a Handbasket, I wrote:

“Often our outlook is seen through the lens of our own heart whereas our view of the world is simply a mirror to the state of our own hearts. Sin clouds. Sin causes a short sightedness that causes the entire world to be as grim or amazing as our heart.”

As we critique our world, culture, and church, keep in mind that our critiques probably say more about us than the object of our critique.

My prayer for you as you try to affect positive change in our world through the power of Christ:

“May the Lord speak into your heart. Say His words and no other. Think His thoughts and no other. Love His ways and no other. May He keep you ever in His care. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen.”

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