Since I posted about the pastor stepping down at my previous church, I know another friend who talked to his church on Sunday about his struggle with pornography some years ago. He, and the church, have processed it really well. It’s out there; keeping it in secrecy does not help. I’m happy to see it confessed and handled so well in this church. I heard later this afternoon that a youth pastor stepped down in a big church down the road due to a moral lapse. Last year, the senior pastor stepped down for the same reason. At lunch, Ed and I were talking about some of this and then got into some of our misfires at Richview. Different topic, yet somewhat related. It hit me today that we have done a lot of work in a lot of programs, but when the program finished (say, a program to encourage gift-based ministry, for instance), nothing changed because the heart had never changed. Closer to home, I realize that some heart issues have been affecting me over the past year. I’m not talking about major sin as much as I am passion. Real change always begins as an inside job. It’s affected by the junk we’re hiding and even the stuff we’re not hiding, but that is bogging us down. Programs and tasks never change people, although it’s often where we want to start. It all starts with the heart. Watch the heart. And don’t forget to dance.