...it happens when you tell people to:
Be more gentle
Be more hopeful
Instead...offer them the God of the text who is at work redeeming peoples lives, giving life.
11And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
"The Deadly B's are not bad in themselves, but by themselves" -Phil Long
We grow because of the work of God's Spirit. Not because we tried harder to be better.
Thanks to Phil Long (and Brian Cambell) for getting me thinking about this subject today