Wednesday, February 10, 2021…
Have you ever shot yourself in the foot? I’m pretty sure we all have at some point in life!
To shoot yourself in the foot is an idiom that stems from a common practice during World War I. Soldiers would sometimes shoot themselves in the foot, sending them to the hospital rather than into battle, claiming they accidentally shot themselves. Believe it or not, it’s not unheard of for someone handling a gun to shoot themselves in the foot accidentally or intentionally.
The expression, shoot yourself in the foot, took on the meaning of self-sabotage sometime in the 1950s.
Many people have accused the Church of shooting itself in the foot. Honestly, we have been guilty of sabotaging Kingdom work for thousands of years.
Jesus offers a new command in John 13, one that reduces relationship sabotage within the Church. I’m looking forward to sharing this new command with you on Sunday.