I’ve worn glasses for a long time. Since 4th grade, I think. Without my glasses, the world beyond ten feet or so blurs into an indistinct mosaic of colored blobs. Not very safe for me to be out and about!
Each morning there is a moment of transformation when I put on my glasses for the first time. All those smeared colors and lines focus, and I can see the world. Really see it!
I’m grateful for that moment of clarity. It’s also the best comparison I can think of for what happened when I began to learn about how emotions work.
If you’ve ever wondered why a pastor is so wrapped up in talking about emotional health and maturity, I’m about to tell you. This is also why emotional maturity should matter to you, and to your church. Really.[Read more…]