“It takes integrity to speak the truth. And it takes a love and a passion to see people free.
Jesus said, ‘ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’ You have to actually love people who you see are in a particular bondage to tell them the truth, because you know that the truth will get them out of it.
If you don’t love them. If you don’t have a compassion for them. If you see them simply as objects that can put money in your pocket if you manipulate them, then you’re not going to enlighten them to this truth. …
What is happening is that we don’t have leaders that love the people enough to tell them the truth, and then sacrifice their own lives for telling the truth. Because when you speak the truth, people want to come at you and shut you up.”
– Pastor James D. Manning
Caravan to Midnight, 7/10/14
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske