This I loved. I heard the whole Ted Haggerd thing this weekend and I think my response was along the lines of "Oh great, there goes another one. How embarassing". Not that I put a lot of thought into it, just what sort of flashed through.
I was also involved in a long, heated conversation this weekend about what the bible says is right and wrong & what our response (as christians) should be when we see things that we believe are wrong happening in other christians, non-christians, politics, etc. I left feeling confused, upset, frustrated....
Then I read this. These two lines breathed so much clarity into the mixed up jumble in my head, but the whole article is outstanding:
"What if we didn't just bring meals when someone has a baby, but also when they make headlines? "
"...I kept thinking all day about what church would look like if we all stood with those who blew it and said, "Me, too."
- Misha Thompson
Now this is all great when someone admits they screwed up, I suppose the harder part is when someone isn't willing or doesn't believe they have screwed up. When do you have the right/responsibility to confront someone about sin you see in their lives? Yikes.