As an educator for many years, it was the students that were bold with their request I remember the most. These students weren’t shy and had a way of trusting my word. Often, they called me to the carpet and reminded me of something I’d said months prior. In those moments I could only agree and make plans to fulfill the promise.
Within the walls of the church there is a lot of pressure to always dig for the gold while overlooking the mud. When you ignore the mud and keep digging for gold, your silence gives a false impression to those involved. They falsely believe they are okay and never find repentance for their behavior. Sometimes confrontation is mud that cannot be overlooked but is needed to bring about the gold. She now addresses the gold and the mud at the same time. She has found her voice. One should not be harsh or judgemental but everyone should be brought into accountability when their behavior does not display the heart of God. You can’t preach against sin and baby sit people. It simply is not what Jesus did. Her new found freedom is causing her to hold herself and others accountable for their actions.