The body of Christ not only suffers but is crippled from both the abuses and the resulting opposite swing away from submission to authority. And we’re so “sensitive” and touchy, which causes the sheep to take flight even when we attempt to bring correction to ungodly thinking, speech or actions. Pastors, ministry leaders, like public school teachers, must bear all responsibility with none of the authority. This has been a source of great frustration to me when I attempt to make pastors look at the body of Christ in a city through the lens of the church with the capital “C.” Believers change “membership” (what nonsense!) to another church because leadership has failed to see the big picture, teach the larger kingdom perspective of our inter-dependence, and leave in their wake unresolved offenses and broken fellowship, all in the name of me, my and mine. May God convict and heal us of such unhealthy attitudes and practices.