Jim Lewis, Executive Director Open Hearts Community Mission
After forty years of non-stop ministry, I burned out and, I walked out. In anger and frustration I walked away. I left a trail of conflict and confusion. It is true, "Hurt people, hurt people." I can see now; my behavior was totally one dimensional, all soul-centered.
My ministry was a mile-wide and an inch deep. It was international. It was cross-cultural. It was bilingual. It involved television and radio. My exit took me into the desert, a truly miserable, lonely place. Yet, it was a place of healing.
I stumbled into Rediscovery of the Heart. Honestly, in the beginning I was a little apprehensive. I was hearing something new and it wasn't religious. The Father used Larry Napier to teach me truths about the Heart that I had ignored all my life. My problems were not due to lack of academics. I had excelled in three seminaries. My problem was I did not know what the Heart is, nor where it is nor what is the language of the Heart.
Larry is an amazing servant-teacher. He has incredible patience and passionate persistency. When he is teaching, you know he's speaking the truth. As he says, "Truth is self-authenticating." And, it is incredibly liberating.
I'm eight years into this journey and the end is not in sight. This is not a program you do so you can leave to go do another. This is a genuine life-changing experience. Life goes on and on and so does the learning. The realities I am learning through Rediscovery of the Heart are immediately beneficial to me and are transferable to others. My life and ministry are constantly enriched. I give Rediscovery of the Heart my categorical endorsement.
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