Quote – To feel is to be human.

“To feel is to be human. To minimize or deny what we feel is a distortion of what it means to be image bearers of our God.” – @petescazzero

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Pete Scazzero is the founding pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York. He is also the author of a series of books about emotionally healthy spirituality.  He and his wife Geri are advocates of a more healthy and holistic approach to doing church that accounts for emotional maturity.  More here.

One of the things he wrote that has moved me most is this: “To feel is to be human. To minimize or deny what we feel is a distortion of what it means to be image bearers of our God.”

I grew up in a faith community that almost always diminished the role of emotions, even classifying them as unhelpful or even evil. This only leads to more brokenness.

If you are a church leader, your really must read Scazzero’s book, Emotionally Healthy Church, and I highly recommend his first book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality for everyone.


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