My own actions and reactions in my daily life often gave me a sense of guilt and left me questioning the maturity and sincerity of my faith. I tried harder, I prayed, but the changes were slow with a rollercoaster pattern of highs and lows. Being a ministry leader with self-raised expectations made it even more lamentable.
The first time I read the Parakaleo group assumptions and guidelines in 2019; I was attending a Basic conference in Taiwan. The first group guideline resonated with me. I had grown up as a pastor’s kid with spoken and unspoken rules.