Brennan Manning says, “Simple, my dear fellow! Your trouble is you have your halo on too tight. All we need to do is to loosen it a bit. The trouble with our ideals is that if we live up to all of them, we become impossible to live with. The tilted halo of the saved sinner is worn loosely and with easy grace. We have discovered that the cross accomplished far more than revealing the love of God. (The Ragamuffin Gospel) Today I was in a meeting of “pastors” and let me tell you on that table our halos were extremely tight. nobody wanted to go deeper, nobody wanted to show vulnerability. Everybody talked about their churches, about people coming to Christ, about the next meeting……but I did and the silence was extremely silence. How the silence be extremely silence? well, it is the result of being vulnerable……we want intimacy in the Church, but without vulnerability…..IMPOSSIBLE, if we keep wearing our halos on the super tight position. Do you think I will open again on that table after what I saw today? When I opened my heart; I was just opening my heart for everybody to listen and pray(because that’s what they were asking), but the halo of some of them came to the rescue, and they came out with good advices for me. Why people think that when you share your heart they need to come back with an advice? Why we can not just listen?. I desire a place of intimacy, a place I can be myself, a place I can share my heart…….then I remembered….Connection is a safe place for vulnerability
By the way, where is your halo?