Originally Posted by u-dog
6. maybe the challenge to "do more" for the church triggers an old "tape" from your childhood and you experience as "guilt" what is in fact just a challenge. I know that I always react with annoyance when I think someone is guilting me into something -- even if they really arent.
My point is that the feeling of annoyance and resentment is a signal that SOMETHING important is going on INSIDE of you. An important step in your spiritual development and maturity will be to figure out what the something is.
Our choir has a concert coming up on September 30th. We have to sell tickets. I asked Penelope our choir director if we could "guilt" people into buying them and she said "Absolutely". It was hysterically funny. We don't play fear based bullshit and we know it. I may buy a dozen or so myself and give them away. The money still goes to the church and we all know how much it's costing us to bring in the outside talent that's joining us.
Of course I'd go for naughty and say "Use the pretty ones as bait". It works. That's what got me to join the choir.