When you are criticized, it usually demonstrates that you’re making a difference or at least trying to. If no one is criticizing you, then you’re probably not doing anything, saying anything, or trying to be anything that will make a difference. As Christians, we all ought to be receiving criticism simply for being associated with Jesus Christ.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.