Recently Paul Young, writer of “The Shack”, spoke at my brother-in-law’s church. I picked up the podcast and listened to it.
When Paul was at Canadian Bible College (same time as my wife and I), he was a great storyteller. Jill and I laughed and nodded in agreement as he talked of some of his experiences. Some of his experiences came close to home — he spoke of friends and situations that we knew. That was fun!!
So, today I took a look for a bit more on Paul. I ran across an “apologist” who has a podcast of an interview he did with Paul. Even as I’m listening right now, I’m being amazed. Paul is a great apologist. And he is actually listenable. I would have very quickly jumped in and probably yelled and screamed. Paul kept his head and heart.
I guess that pushes me to look at the way I work with other people. I can tend to be impatient. I can tend not to trust God to work in people’s life. It’s all things I need to work on. And I say these things in humility and a recognition that God is in the business of transforming people. May that be so!!