It’s often better to find ways to work together than it is to argue with and insult others. People won’t open their heart to hear what you say, if your heart is closed and unwilling to compassionately hear what they say.
Casual talk and informational talk are fine, but to heal and grow people need something much rarer–compassionate, heart-to-heart talk. Communication that comes from the mind alone, lacks the power and passion to penetrate people’s heart.
Christ’s love isn’t about sitting thru lectures. It’s about caring interaction–heart-to-heart listening and compassionate sharing.
Church should be a safe place to open up and share your heart, not just a place to get more religious information. Well-intended lectures provide limited emotional support, but compassionate, heart-to-heart sharing releases encouragement and hope.
Jesus calls us to seek truth. How often is reality called “fake news”? Too many times to count. Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t make it fake. In a rock fight, regardless of who cast the first stone, there are none without sin.
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