"I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you . . . Do you think I am trying to weave a spell? Perhaps I am; but remember your fairy tales. Spells are used for breaking enchantments as well as for inducing them."Gospel wakefulness erupts from brokenness. I have seen no other way.
-- CS Lewis, "The Weight of Glory"
Christ the Lord will break in and bind the strongman before he sets up shop. Idols must be razed, strongholds destroyed, hardness tilled up.
So the work of gospel proclamation seeks to break hearts as and before it seeks to secure them to Jesus.
"I'm trying to break your heart . . .
I'm the man who loves you."