the shallowness of a victorious life

How frustrating it is to talk with someone who is not in touch with their sins and their sufferings, their weaknesses or their wrestlings. One of the most difficult parts of my job as a pastor was helping people get real enough to admit and embrace their humanness. If you can't admit that you have a shadow, your depth disappears. There's so much I appreciate about positive thinking and the self-help industry. But if it lacks the honesty that there is suffering and evil in the world and in our hearts, then to me it feels as thin as a baby's underdeveloped personality. Everyone suffers. Everyone struggles. This is what helps make us fully human. Even beautiful. Even perfect! At The Lasting Supper, we embrace our own and each other's struggles.
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