Thursday, October 13, 2011


At our Presbytery and Council meetings there were various disagreements at various levels of importance. For the most part the issues at stake were wisdom issues and not issues of right and wrong, correct or incorrect theology. Some things were easily worked through and compromises agreed upon. In other areas, differences ran deep and strong and compromises were not reached so easily. This took more patience, more listening.  When seeking wisdom, it is good for us to listen to one another and make adjustments in our own ways of doing things.

I am pleased to report to you that our CREC men did this very well. They are good men committed to listening to one another and honoring one another. And then after the compromises, not smugly thinking or acting as if their view won, or in the cases where they lost the argument, not feeling bitter or envious towards others. 

Let us also think this way. And where we have failed to listen to our brothers, or if we have grown bitter or envious of our brothers, let us confess our sins and seek to be in a right relationship with God and with our brothers.

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