A friend sent me a link to an article called Small Applauders. It’s written by J.D. Greear. I’ve never met him, but after surfing his blog site and church web site, I would like to. He said a lot of things in this short post about being preoccupied with being critical of other ministries. Here’s a couple of quotes from his blog to whet your appetite for reading the whole thing. The link to his full article is below.
If we limit our praise and our fellowship to only those people who see things as clearly as we do, our circle will get progressively smaller and smaller and we’ll get lonelier and lonelier in ministry, which will make us meaner and crabbier than we already are.
God has not called me to be the judge of everyone else’s ministry. I don’t have the time, ability, or desire to be the judge. I’m more worried about the shortcomings in my own ministry to get consumed with those of others. I’m just not going to waste the precious time God gave me for ministry tearing down someone else’s.
Here’s the link to the full article. It’s well worth your time and it’s short and very well written. [Small Applauders]