Congregations seeking to transform nurture a culture where is it is appropriate to “call the doctor” when you are sick. When your heart is sick, you let your congregational community know it. You do not wait to see if they will respond to a need you have for spiritual and social support. You realize they cannot read your mind.
You also know that just as you pray to God to help you deal with illnesses of the heart, you need to tell the people. If your congregation is composed of maturing people, they will respond with grace and love.