Yesterday I shared the challenge that came from the meeting with the former Olympic athlete. I just got off of the phone with one of the men who is on the Tuesday morning conference call. We talked for about 40 minutes on the reality of evil as it relates to what happened last week in Connecticut. We do not always agree. But we respect each other’s handle on the Word of God. So what happens in the conversation is that we listen openly to the other person’s argument. The result is that we are both sharpened.
We all need that desperately. But it takes work. The first assignment is to become one whose grasp of the Word is to be respected. The second assignment is to seek out those who will challenge that grasp and to engage with them tenaciously.
I have some more thoughts on this that follow an athletic vein, I may share later.