Sometimes, Church Hurts. The
Church, the Bride of Christ. That description conjures up images of
radiant white bride, eyes sparkling with peace and harmony, right? Maybe
that's why it's such a gut-punch when that Bride behaves more like a
grade school bully or a hot tempered drill sergeant.
What do you do
with that reality, a reality that sometime hurts? Ted Kluck and Ronnie
Martin aren't interested in 140 characters of tweetable comfort. They'd
rather share their own stories of being both the wounded and the
wounder. Plus they offer practical, yes-you-can-do-this steps to moving
forward in those times not if, but when the Church hurts.
Bridet(zilla) of Christ is a verbal I.V. dripping with the mercy found
only in Christ. Though you've been wronged, or perhaps wronged another,
there is cause for great hope. The hurt is not the deepest thing. Grace
is deeper still.