This right here is wisdom every one of us should heed, especially those of us who are “pillars” in our communities, i.e., pastors.
Falling. Not the “trip over the rug” falling. Not the missed the curb falling. I’m talking about real falling–the moral and spiritual falling. Last week I heard that a friend, colleague, and fellow pastor fell, and fell hard. Now those of you who are close friends, please do not ask me who or where–because I will not tell you. My friend and fellow pastor and his family are going through the unimaginable right now and such details will do nothing to bring healing and restoration, for them and that congregation.
I remember way back, the Jimmy Swaggert event. And I remember thinking and saying, “Well, what should you expect from someone who considers themselves a superstar in the church?” I know, I know, that was not very gracious, merciful or kind. Truthfully, it was very self-righteous on my part. Add to that, the recent fall of Bill Hybels. I’ve heard…
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