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Friday, July 08, 2011

Being Vulnerable

It's not easy to share deep emotions. Our Western world seems designed to hide feelings and numb pain. But numbing pain also leads to numbing joy, love and hope. You can't numb only one emotion.

We desperately need to know how to be vulnerable with each other. But no one will figure it out if someone isn't willing to take the first step. In your next sermon, be vulnerable. Show how it's done and let people see that it's ok. Sure it hurts, but the pain is only a part of the whole.

We don't have it all figured out. We aren't all perfect. We haven't arrived. If we can admit that and share it with each other in open ways, then maybe deep pain can open the way for great joy.

How can you be vulnerable?

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