Winston Churchill once said, "I love learning, but hate being taught." Just how grateful are we to receive instruction or correction? It's easy to feel defensive, misunderstood, or even abused when we hear criticism.
This week's episode is Part 3 of "Speaking the truth in love" and explores the receiving end - hearing the truth. And even when the criticism seems ungodly and spoken not in love, it is a kairos - an opportunity to submit to your neighbor as you would in deference to the Lord.
Fr. Kosmas Kallis, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, suggests that the "Come and See" model of Orthodox ministry lacks the call to action to move outside the walls of the Church. Listen to how ministry is reshaped by engaging youth and young adults in the work of the Gospel both in and outside the walls of the Church - receiving through the act of giving!
Fr. Kosmas Kallis will be expanding on Engaging Emerging Leaders at this year's 5th Annual National Orthodox Leadership Conference at St. Vladimir's Seminary, September 17-19, 2021.
Read the full episode transcript here.