An argument started on one of the groups I’m on. It’s not a lame kind of argument. This was serious.
They were “fighting” over the activities of a political leader. One guy held that there was no way the leader could be God’s choice because of his unsavory character.
The other guy held that the political leader was God’s choice, had done a lot to advance the interest of the church and so must be supported.
It wasn’t one of those quiet battles. This was tougher than that.
They eventually paused, like two boxers going back to their corner, waiting for the bell to call a restart. It was clear that this argument would pop up another time.
Someone says something or winds up the conversation and out jumps the jack-in-box.
Beyond the seething emotions in the background, there is a bigger question lost in the middle of everything.
Maybe we need to find the question before we even look at the arguments from both sides.
And the question is….?
I was listening to an American pastor talk about how a decision he made with the leaders of the church, in the wake of COVID19, to not resume for services till the end of the year.
The church is on the top 5 largest churches in the USA by attendance records so it’s a huge thing. Well, not all the church members took it well. A couple of them left voicemail or emails that they were leaving the church.
Well, he did something a bit unusual. He got the phone numbers of most of the people who said they were leaving and called them directly.