Is the church fixing broken hearts or are we hiding behind fake hearts of stone? Are we really expecting our stone heart shaped hearts to really reach our world of lost and hurting people? Can a heart like that reach a truly broken heart? Can we even heal the broken hearts of the church family? Not if we expect perfectionism in the church. Perfectionism = legalism. Legalism = failure. Failure = a stone shaped heart that can’t relate to a soft, broken heart.
A broken heart longing for more. More than what rules can fill. More than a relationship with a person can fill. More than a church service can fill. More than anything but the grace of God can fill. Grace = love. Love = stone heart crushing power from heaven above.
So why do we do what we do? For others? For myself (ego, pride)? Not wanting to disappoint others? Or is it from the overflow of a soft and broken heart being held together by God’s hands of grace?