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August 17
by eleon

Punched In The Face

I’ll never forget the moment. There were 6,000 pastors in the audience at my father’s pastors’ conference in Phoenix when my dad made the craziest statement I’ve ever heard. He said, “Don’t you say the church doesn’t care or I’ll punch you in the face.” It wasn’t the deepest of statements but I understand what he was saying. I’m partial in writing this blog because I’ve been on the receiving end of the kindness of pastors, youth groups, members who have built the Dream Center with their compassion. My father’s conviction for the church I share as well. I remember growing up, my dad slamming me every time I got negative on the church. He would tell me people in the church are not perfect but some of the kindest people in the world.

IT’S POPULAR TO KNOCK THE CHURCH FOR NOT BEING THIS OR THAT.

However, the reality is the church is the glue that holds our communities together. From small towns to big cities, churches are fighting for people in big and small ways. At the Dream Center, we have avoided becoming a government dependent, watered down, diluted organization because of the $8 million a year little grandmas and churches are giving to keep our hospital open. The church has many flaws but a million more strengths. So I guess in Christian love I might have to punch someone in the face if they knock the church.

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