Dirty, filthy hands. You have them when you are dealing with the issue on your own. You have them when you are dealing with the issue with other people. But let’s focus on those who are unwilling to get dirty. The problems are going to continue to steamroll and the pyramid of filth will continue to grow unless someone is willing to tackle the mess of life. No one ever said it would be a easy job, right? This is supposed to be a calling. Something that has been evidenced by the fruit of your life.
When Jesus had the woman caught in adultery thrown at his feet (John 8), it wasn’t some clean time and place. She was literally caught in the act- messy stuff. Jesus confronted the sin without passing judgment- and restored the woman to where she deserved to be. How is our calling any different?
If we are to truly root out the issue, deal with it and help in the healing process, we’re going to have to be willing to get a little bit dirty, even if that includes ourselves.