During any crisis there are always people who speak out, wanting things to get back to “normal.” But isn’t what was “normal” often a contributor to the crisis in the first place?

A crisis can provide an opportunity to rethink current belief and practices, and to make the appropriate corrections. So why is it that, in the hope of things returning to normal, people are so unwilling to grasp the opportunity available?

If reform is needed, and there is temporary pause in “normal” activities because of a major crisis, isn’t it better to say sorry now, than to allow those wrongful practices to restart once the crisis is over?

In the event of a crisis, a lot of time and effort is wasted dealing with issues that are not part of an organisation’s remit. But isn’t that the situation that the church often faces, because it has lost sight of the reason that it exists?

Posted: 16th April 2020
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