I'm noodling today about the "issues of life." For me this is a word play on how "from the heart are the issues (springs) of life." But in English, it also works to say "from it are the issues (matters) of life "
"Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23
So ... I've been pondering such heart issues, or matters, that relate to both individual and herd (group) instincts and dynamics. Ideally, there is a symbiotic relationship between the two. We are designed by God with longings to be whole individuals who belong to a healthy family and wider community.
I have sought to be a student of church communities though my 40+ years as a church leader. I have witnessed the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. I have witnessed how similar professed beliefs and terms can be held and practiced in both forms and with outcomes that are often vastly different ... some healthy and good; some toxic and bad ... even evil.
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