There’s this fantastic scene in the movie Remember the Titans that I’ve been reflecting on.
Denzel Washington’s character Coach Boone has been really tough on his players and his assistant coach tells him to go easy on them. Coach Boone replies by saying, You’re crippling them. You’re crippling them for life.
I wonder how often we do this in the church?
When we don’t expect much from people, when we do things on behalf of everyone, and when we demand nothing from people in response to the gospel?
Maybe we need to ask more of our people – not because we need a power trip or want to do less, but because of our love and concern for them.
Otherwise, we’re crippling them for life.