We have become a culture that moves from one breathless presentation of doom to the next without taking a breath. If you don’t think this is true, turn on the news. Everyone has a crisis to sell. It has become a profitable product-selling industry in the culture and unfortunately, within the Church.
What we fail to consider in these offerings is the impact they are having on our emotional and spiritual wellbeing when we continually subject ourselves to this kind of unrelenting sales pressure. If we allow our undisciplined emotions to lead the way we will eventually become a customer for the merchandise offered by the crisis-sellers. At that point, we become part of the crisis.
Today, evaluate the crisis you are being asked to purchase with the hard-earned currency of your mental and spiritual peace. What you end up owning may be worse than the perceived crisis you were trying to avert.