Thursday, October 21, 2010

Possibly the hardest act of all, letting go

Generally there is that “one” person or maybe two, where the impact of their life, deeds and words has left a scar, possibly even a deep wound on yours. It doesn’t matter most times if the wrongful action or verbal assault took place a month or year or even years ago, the pain still surfaces at the thought of the transgression.

The relationship gone bad might have been with parents or family members or a business partnership or co-worker, maybe a marriage or a once deep bond of friendship severed. The possibilities of the kinds and types and sizes of haunting memories of hurtful stuff is endless. No illustration could ever describe every occurrence of pain.

Yet the reality is, all this time later, many of us still hold onto the hurt. In doing so, we subconsciously know it isn’t really going to help, but we do it anyway.

This weekend we continue our series, Two Faced: Saying You’re a Believer but Acting as Though You’re Not. This is a CAN’T MISS weekend. I say that often don’t I, but this one truly is! Why? Because the topic hits us all. See here’s the deal. We are going to unpack the rough reality of letting the grudge go and stepping into the realm of forgiveness. Make plans now to attend! Invite someone to come with you.

You know me, I shoot straight. So I’ll tell you ahead of time, it will be good, but what you’ll hear might not be nice!

See you this weekend,

Tim Celek
Lead Pastor
The Crossing

P. S. NEXT weekend at The Crossing (October 30/31), we will be bringing our bricks onto the stage of the new auditorium. If you were here during the summer series of 2009 on Nehemiah, you know what I’m referring to. If you weren’t here at that time, but you are in the game supporting the construction of the new auditorium, don’t worry we’ll have some more bricks for you!