“Institutions need control to function; people need love to grow.”
That’s the great dilemma in this chapter and in church history. Once we commit ourselves to an institutional framework we have to use human management controls to keep order. Families, however, don’t use institutional controls, but the power of love and respect. Where it exists families thrive; where it does not they disintegrate. If you’ve never seen how an environment of mutual love and respect functions, it is probably hard to imagine. Maybe this will help.
How does a highly managed system subvert love and respect?
And, how does love and respect deal with those who seek to subvert the environment of love?
Thoughts on either one of those?