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  1. Don't we see in the early crusades of the church, an example of thinking we do God's will while filled with the spirit of the evil one? Our motives must be true and pure if we would do the works of Jesus. If not meek and lowly of heart from learning of Jesus, pride will lead us to "defend" the truth rather than live it.

    Peter had yet to learn of Jesus' true mission to save His enemies(Rom 5:10), not to conquer them.

  2. Leaders do much more damage than the constituency. We are all less than perfect Like Saul some are determined whether right or wrong. If our deficiencies cause crucial physical damage, like Paul, our only salvation is Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

  3. Those of us who have been in positions of leadership have served on committees and boards where actions were taken that impacted the lives of people we were called to serve and minister to. Actions were taken with the firm belief that we were advancing "the work" and in the best interests of the enterprise and even of the people impacted by our decisions. We were upholding "policy" and following the Church Manual. But after 44 years in ministry at various levels and currently retired, there are questions and perhaps even guilt over actions taken that i was party to. Your reflections on this page reminds me that Jesus is our Savior.... from sin and guilt.. and our Healer. Thank you.

    • On boards and committees, following policies and procedures, I also have regrets for things that were done, but more, that which was not done. Before and after meetings, we prayed that God would guide and we would do his will, especially for the difficult decisions, but in our zeal to do the right, just like Peter and Saul, our actions hurt the people God called us to serve. Matthew 23:23.

      We have not known thee as we ought,
      nor learned thy wisdom, grace and pow'r;
      the things of earth have filled our thought,
      and trifles of the passing hour.
      Lord, give us light thy truth to see,
      and make us wise in knowing thee.

      Thomas Pollock penned these words after three decades of ministry, so he knew well the struggles of those in leadership positions. Our only hope is in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ. Jesus, forgive us because we did not really understand what we were doing.


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