some final thoughts from dr. larry crabb’s school of spiritual direction with richwoods christian church ::
you cannot be engaged in everybody’s hurts. but we must ask the question, ‘am i involved in at least a few peoples’ hurt?’
the cross needs to be made central in our efforts of community. we do this through a humble brokenness over our own sin, present in each one of us, and a desire toward the hope of heaven.
teaching in a church is important, but it is not sufficient.
education cures ignorance; but it does not cure the flesh.
brokenness is necessary for passion-filled dynamics to be changed.
the story of the soul is the story of relating; so good conversations must reframe pain into the context of relationship.
there is not a person in the world who feels totally known.