Perhaps you are engaged in a spiritual conversation with a person with whom you are hoping to develop a redemptive relationship. This might seem like a brush off.
Perhaps you are speaking with a dear friend who is caught in a sin that you are hoping to gently restore. You might feel like such a statement is an attempt to deflect the discussion to some other topic, any other topic, in fact.
What if you are talking to someone who has encountered real-life hypocrites in the church? What do you say? How does this make you feel? Well, a new-found-blogging-friend by the name of Erin MacPherson has written an excellent article about this. Not only does she share her heart, she also shares excellent insights into how we can sort through our thoughts and feelings related to our struggles with the reality of hypocrites in the church. I urge you to take a couple of minutes and read this post. You can read it by clicking HERE.
Grace and peace to all,