Wounded people are real, and their injuries are real. We may never authoritatively establish the real source of the problem—whether a failure of the church, or a failure of the wounded individual. How much does it matter? When do we take off the mask and allow ourselves to be healed and/or not allow the wounded to keep wounding? "The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I don't need you!' We need one another to establish love and healing to a community, to a world and it starts with us.
Most pastors seem very familiar with the wounded, who don't necessarily leave the church—many stay and walk around in it, like unhappy ghosts. How about the wounded pastor who leads....do we pray for him/her, do we walk away or do we add salt to the wounds.
The wounds vary, from people who have been hurt in the church to those hurt outside coming in for healing. What do we do as the church is to be a pillar of the community.
We have to begin addressing issues in which people struggle in because if we don't, there goes the neighborhood.
Let's talk. Join us with special guest pastors, ministers, overseers such as Gary Jackson, Overseer, from the great state of Texas who has traveled across this nation, all the way to Africa where the need is great.
What will you do in the struggle?