“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
Vulnerability is a third characteristic of a learner. It means we are open to change. We could get hurt. At appropriate times, we share our struggles, our feelings and our hopes. Because we are vulnerable, we need to learn to be gentle with one another and respectful of the trust people have in us. We need to be careful how we talk about each other and not gossip. There are many commands in the New Testament that mention doing things one to another: Love, forgive, support, not judge, serve, submit and exhort. These are practiced with others and impossible to do by ourselves. It is not someone else’s job. It is not a program. It is not once-a-week.
Integrity, transparency and vulnerability are three marks of a growing Jesus’ learner and are evidence of a life being transformed by Him. These characteristics should describe us and should affect everything.
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