The fact that scripture is written by people doesn’t mean that its language or truth is limited by its human authors. Writing itself is only ever a product of human community and can never be more than words on a page that we choose to accept or reject as an act of both remembering the stories that wrote us and transforming the stories we leave behind.
People on the receiving end of mission work are not clients who need fixing. We are all children of God who deserve to be seen.
“Look at what we were” is the enemy of “look what God is doing.”
Emotion is the landscape upon which rationality is possible.