There is a place and a time to be critical, to challenge people and communities to think through their actions and attitudes. But simply pointing out problems without offering some kind of road map back to effective gospel ministry is neither helpful nor pastoral.
You might have heard the old saying “Give someone a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach someone to fish, and you feed him for the rest of his life.” The same holds true for life itself. If you give someone an answer, a rule, a principle, you help him solve one problem. But if you teach him to walk with God, well then, you’ve helped him solve the rest of his life. You’ve helped him tap into an inexhaustible.
By surrendering to the notion that everything has to end in tragedy, we fulfill our own prophecies by not stepping into who God has called us to be. We are people who are supposed to be the living answer for the cries and dilemmas of society. It’s the royalty in you that will cause you to rise up to say to a problem, “There’s an answer for this.”