True Jesus-centered authenticity lovingly nudges believers toward continual repentance —not just a bunch of “nobody’s perfect” confessions but actual, gospel-driven changes in lifestyle.
Chandler, Matt; Geiger, Eric; Patterson, Josh (2013-11-26). Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church (Kindle Locations 896-897). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Ouch! Repentance can hurt, almost as much as those nudges toward repentance.
There is so much I want to say here, but don't know where to start. So many questions come to mind, like, "Is that what my faith community looks like?" and "What is my part in moving toward this type of a picture?" and "What are the challenges and changes that I have been driven to make lately?"
No, this is not safe or feel good. Neither is picking up a cross and following Jesus. I think that is the point.