I really like our Life Group. I like it a lot! The time together is good and encouraging. Last Sunday evening, our discussion centered around the morning message. That message focused on Romans 6 and the death to self that we experienced in Christ. We talked about what we would be like if we did not have self concern. Imagine the things we might say!
- I was wrong
- You took care of that much better than I would have.
- I don’t understand.
- I really messed up.
- At one time, I would have hesitated but let me tell you what I am really feeling.
- I don’t know how to do that.
- I sinned.
- I don’t know what to do next.
The above statements reflect a self-forgetfulness that is very different than what we often see in the body of Christ. Too often we see men and women trying to project strength instead of weakness.
- We talk instead of listen.
- We try to project that we know what to do.
- We want people to know that "we" get it.
- We want others to know that we have been included. (Just pick the occasion).
- We try to control discussions instead of letting people speak truthfully about what is on their hearts and on their minds.
- We like the idea of being open and vulnerable instead of the experience of it.
Imagine what a church might be like, if we forgot ourselves.