Critics are like bugs, they just make the same repetitive noise but when you draw near to them they go silent.
I am so reminded by the caution Paul gave the people of Corinth, “But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1 NIV)
In the words of Pastor Brian, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church once said:
“I would rather be a song writer, not a song critic; a church builder, not a church critic.”
Critics would have you join their band but there is no melody, no room for symphony, and no tolerance for different instruments. Their noise is tuned to a repetitive theme with broken sticks and an emptiness of soul. Don’t be drawn in by the loud abrupt tone that always reveals their intensions.
Instead, open your eyes to the exuberant colour of God’s kingdom of light and your ears to the vibrant sounds of His Heavenly majesty which is clearly displayed in all He is doing! People are amazing and broad in their differences.
Let love prevail and His grace abound!