June 7, 2017
The WELCA study for this month from the Gather magazine, written by Rev. Kelly Fryer, contrasted “nice” with “good.” The gist - sometimes we are “nice” and avoid telling the truth in order to keep peace. The problem, “nice” and covering things up instead of facing them with courage, often hinders the possibility of healing or transformation. “Good,” on the other hand, tells the truth and out of that growth is possible.
The one question that made the most sense, however: what is our motivation for being “good?” Are we certain the telling of the truth is from God (such as the prophets of old were led to do), or are there personal motivations involved?
Hard stuff - good stuff. And great discussion!