Recently a gentleman approached me just minutes before one of our worship services began to let me know all that he doesn’t like about our worship services. It was a real blessing. As he sat down, the service began and all I could think about for the next half hour was that conversation. I can handle criticism. Criticism gives us the chance to evaluate our motives, processes and actions. It’s a great chance to listen, evaluate, educate the criticizer and then make any changes that we need to make to bring improvement, or continue on with more fervor because we’ve evaluated and are convinced we are moving in the right direction. Criticism doesn’t bother me. Honestly, the tone and demeanor of the criticizer does bother me if it’s mean-spirited, devaluing or laden with consumerism and entitlement.
The thing that was so deflating about this reason criticism was that it was just …2 Comments »