Open Wide Your Heart
Most pastors would say they love their people well, sacrifice for them, work tirelessly, try to be accessible, etc. Yet, Paul speaks of his heart being wide open to them. [2 Cor 6:11] That’s intense.
A heart wide-open!
A big, gaping opening that can be exploited, disappointed, rejected, maligned. And, I write this not just for the young, wide-eyed church planters who haven’t yet taught themselves to distrust their congregations and bury their affections behind a mask of professional, religious propriety.
This applies to you: the veteran of betrayals, abuses, attacks, and back-stabbings… by many who you’ll no doubt find in Heaven.