It has been given a bad rap, but I’m just crazy about it, particularly as a tool to help.
When I choose to let my guard down to a level at which I am comfortable, I find that people are almost always helped. At those times, I don’t tell them what I believe; instead I tell them what I doubt. Eight times out of ten they agree, usually accompanied with a sigh of relief.
Who in trouble wants to hear what I believe? My stridently held beliefs can become destructive. They may only produce guilt because I set the bar too high particularly for myself.
It is my job to lighten the load on others by talking about my unbelief.
And when I do, they invariably thank me, and begin to see some hope,
And when I see them the next day, they usually look calmer.
And the two of us wind up having a real relationship.
A relationship that is a little less vertical and a skoosh more horizontal.
Chaplain Larry Limbaugh
Signature Healthcare of Gainesville