Perhaps the greatest cause of church abuse today is misidentification. Everybody suffers when we don’t see who’s who. If the eyes of our heart do not hold people as God has made them thru the cross and resurrection, then the eyes in our head will surely lead us poorly. We will live blindly. We will live deceived. How, then, can we live and act toward one another in keeping with who we are? I know of no other place where this is more tragic than when the church gathers together.
But what if we chose what we know, the true view? What if we chose reality, even though it is invisible to our earthly eyes? (See 2 Corinthians 4:18.) Then we would live in the Truth, we would live accurately, we’d be walking by and with the Spirit, and the Kingdom now in us would be stunningly evident to us—and to all.
That wouldn’t be too bad, would it?