Emotionalism isn’t the same as responding emotionally.
Heresy isn’t the same as differing opinions.
Depressing isn’t the same as convicting.
Sobriety does not equal success.
Happiness does not equal worldliness.
Encouragement is necessary. Redemption is required. Hope is helpful not harmful.
Good shepherds don’t beat down, but build up.
The calling is tough, but there are guidelines that should be remembered. We are the people you have been given by God. Hand-picked for each other to nurture and ground in the Faith. We are to strive, both of us, to strengthen each other.
Pray for the people of God. Pray for unity. Pray for our Pastors.