The apostle Paul says something about sharing the bedroom. In I Corinthians 7:8-9 he writes “It is good to stay unmarried as I am, but if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” We may not exactly like Paul’s reason for marrying, but there is little debate as to what he means. The sex drive is powerful. So what do we say to the couple who has been living together and now decide they want to get married?
Forgiveness is the essential glue that renews relationships and heals broken ones in our communities. God meets us with grace, love and forgiveness at exactly our deepest places and times of failure, hurt or loneliness. His love to us creates his love in us. His forgiveness experienced becomes forgiveness shared.
If leadership really is a gift that God gave me, how do I thankfully receive it, humbly confess that I have it, and then confidently use it to bless others without becoming proud?