i am realizing something. the church. the world for that matter will never change if we never deal with our issues. all the junk that we’ve had to carry with us all of our lives, it effects our views of how things should be. our issues keep us from being who we are meant to be. if they are keeping us from who we are meant to be then is stands to reason that it effects how the church could be and for that matter, how the world should be. we will always think that the church and the world and those we meet are there to meet our needs. are there to save us from the victims we either know we’re not or should no longer be. our issues color every thing. we need to receive healing. through prayer. through counseling. through a listening ear. we must begin looking inwards so we can then effect all things outwards. it starts with the first step.