One of the most common phrases I hear in a certain segment of the Church is, "Don't judge me!". This has always rubbed me wrong. Especially since this phrase typically came out of the mouths of people who were on that slippery slope of drifting from God. It's really unfortunate that our society has lied to the Church body to believe that no one (even Church leaders and ministry) has the right to judge you. I suppose that is why it always bothered me.
Growing up as a teenager, I spent a lot of my Bible readying/studying time in Paul's epistles. It didn't take me long to realize that God's plan for the Church and Church leadership was to "watch over our souls" and to guard us on our spiritual journey. When I had a leader point out error (dare I say sin) in my life, deep down inside I knew that it was the Church functioning as God intended it to. Maybe not immediately, but once I got past my flesh I understood this to be true.
I've been thinking a lot about transparency lately. I suppose in general I feel like the more transparency in life that we have in place, the better off things would be. Obviously, this is not the case in every area of our lives but I do feel in general transparency is a much needed change agent in our culture.
Just think with me about the impact this would have in our society. Transparency in our relationships. Transparency in our governments. Transparency in corporations.
The one area that I am most curious about your feedback is the following: how do you think it would affect society in general if everyone's salary was public information?