This post was found in the comment section from Anonymous. How can one not feel the pain in this note?
Why don’t you love people? 1 John says if you say you love God but don’t love people you are lying and the Truth isn’t in you. Don’t you know you have harmed people and you will be accountable to God for that? Doesn’t your conscience bother you at all? How about at night when you are trying to sleep? Why don’t you overlook offenses, do good to those you think are your enemies?
Reading the stories here, the ones from people you have shunned; tossed aside as though they were trash, should move you with compassion. Do they move you with compassion or make you more angry?
You have a choice to repent of your part in all of this and reach out to us with a pastor’s heart or continue on with vengeful arrogance. If you choose the former there can be beautiful forgiveness and broken lives can be mended. God would be glorified in that!
Or…you can continue on leaving a path of destruction. God is NOT pleased with that course.
He has much to say in His word about those who cause harm to HIS sheep. I plead with you, for the sake of the glory of God, for the sake of His precious sheep, and for your own sake…..do the right thing! “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
With tears and a heavy heart