Yesterday in a quickly composed e-mail message, I wrote a sentence that later struck me as potentially more helpful than I had realized. I had written the members of our church’s visioning team to encourage conversation about what it means to be a redemptive church rather than an authoritarian church. Anyone interested in that distinction and the need to frame Christianity as redemptive rather than authoritarian can read the sermon that raises the issue by clicking this link. But here’s the sentence I think worth pondering for many of us:
Never let those who put you down frame the way you see yourself.