I recently watched Despicable Me and I must say it is now one of my favorite movies. One of the funniest parts, to me, was the moment when a minion had been falsely accused of something. His reply?
How often do those in leadership privately react this way? Too often the brunt of blame and accusation rises to the top when it is not the fault of the person or the position. In church life this becomes extremely difficult to deal with patiently. If the finances are tight the leadership is blamed. If customer levels sag the leadership is blamed. I could go on, but we all get it at this point.
7 “Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil.
The Lord tells the people not to charge someone falsely. If sales drop look within before blaming the CEO. If attendance wanes look at yourself and see what can be done before blaming the staff. If finances are tight examine if you’re tithing or just giving. (There is a difference!) The economy, culture, and drives and desires are often to blame long before those in leadership.
Give them a break and slow the chatter. If something must be said, then say it to God and not your friend, foe, family, or neighbor.
Just a thought. What do you think?