What’s Up Wednesday: Phrases we most use around our office
It’s interesting how certain phrases develop in use over time. I’ve been pastor of my church for the last six years, and here are some phrases that we of used over that period of time as reminders of how we are to minister to others.
- “It’ll be fine.” This is not a cop-out nor an excuse to avoid deep-thinking on a subject. This comes about when we are tempted to linger on minutiae and are concerned about what “someone” may think. We evaluate whether this will violate a moral or a biblical issue, take all the pros and cons into it and then say, “Ah! It’ll be fine!”
- “Tough skin, tender heart.” Sometimes, people say things to us that are not nice! Some are demanding! Does this mean we are rude and demanding back? No! We still have a tender heart as we love our people as well as our enemies. We ask God for a tough skin in the midst of these problems, but a tender heart in ministering and loving them.
- “Remember, most jokes are half true.” I enjoy humor, but when joking with someone, we must beware that there may be perceived truth in the joke. This saying is a …read more