In a conversation with an experienced minister, I realised that the number one reason children don’t want to come to church or participate in worship is that they hear their parents and grandparents criticise their minister around the dinner table. Why would they ever want to put themselves in that position?? Think!
Next time when you feel like criticising someone to elevate your own sense of self, think about the collateral damage!
People come to church if there is love there. Criticism is to love as oil is to water. They do not mix. Ever. Repent of this spirit of criticism and see new life emerging!