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About jonbirch

animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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12 Responses to 1002

  1. Chris says:

    The “flaming arrows of the evil one,” right there in the church…

  2. thanks jon :)

    exactly

    so, what do we do? not be vulnerable?

  3. christine says:

    too real.

  4. jonbirch says:

    i’m afraid i truly believe that vulnerability is the only way. that’s not to say we should never defend ourselves, but that we should allow people to know us for who we truly are. without relationship, what’s the point? there really isn’t one so far as i can see. vulnerability can be the most painful yet also the most precious thing. i guess we have to exercise wisdom as to how much of ourselves we give and to whom, but i feel very often we’re afraid to make a start for fear of, above all things, rejection.

  5. I used to trust people and I used to be vulnerable, now im just m.i.a …

  6. Dan Allen says:

    Jon
    Love the comic. I think it may be possible that some people would actually find it encouraging to know that their pastors/elders were real people with real problems.
    Dan

  7. jonbirch says:

    to me you seem all present and correct, dennis. ;-)

  8. jonbirch says:

    dan. i believe you are right.

  9. i kno lots of vicars who are depressed and/or signed off to believe that’s what congregations really want

    but i choose it anyway

  10. jonbirch says:

    there’s no choice, is there?

  11. Tiggy says:

    Vulnerability scares people. It makes them aware of their own vulnerability and sometimes they are so scared by that that they crush or silence you. If it involves past abuse that they’ve repressed then their response can be quite pathological. The important thing to remember is that how they respond is about them, not you. Truth is never damaging, only the covering up of truth.

    Thus sayeth The Tigster. :-)

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