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What I Learned From My Critics

Critics are often bullies who offer nothing of substance of themselves in public but they snipe at those who do enter the arena to try to make substance progress. Soren Kierkegaard called it “being stomped to death by geese.” We don’t get to live in a universe in which prophets are rewarded for their good deeds. In fact, many do not get to escape martyrdom!

Still, though anyone who seeks to make progress in social justice will face public criticism, or arrest, or threats, this should not keep the prophetic church trapped in fear. Don’t be afraid of critics or of failure, fear never trying to make a difference.

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Dr. Roger L. Ray
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