Friends, the work of the Church depends on the collaboration of every believer, all of us working together. Scandals have led to suspicion—but this is a great tragedy. Instead, we must learn how to reach out to one another with special care and consideration.
Friends, what do we see in Jeremiah’s preaching and prophesying? That being a spokesperson for God can be a terrible task—yet it’s wonderful. It is the worst possible thing—but your heart would burst if you didn't do it. It’s “terror on every side”—and the source of all sweetness.