“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name” ~ Philippians 2:9
The name written in the bible is not James, John, Francis, William, Arthur, or Theodore but it is Jesus.
We are faced with a broken church – an institution made up of imperfect humans. Imperfection is not even a worthy justification for all the pain it has caused to the many victims.
Does it affect me?
Of course it does and at so many levels. I do not want to have anything to do with it was what first came to mind. I do not want to participate in an institution that has condone such heinous crime by doing nothing about it.
Any religious establishment regardless that failed to bring about betterment in the spiritual lives of its practitioners can be deemed to have lost its most fundamental purpose of existence.
On a personal level, it really isn’t about the person or the institution. Our focus should be in the divine. These persons and institutions are only in existence to assist us in making the divine a little more tangible, relatable, and comprehensible.
We can leave and abandon the false prophets but should not lose sight the divine – God.
As a believer, I have had my own special experiences in the spiritual realm. One that cannot be defined, articulated, or explained easily.
In God I found a sense of peace and goodness that allowed me to be grounded and centered. Knowing that there is a God gives me hope when all is lost.
When the human fails, we must be quick to discern and separate what is human and divine.
In order to render justice to the victims, all perpetrators must be brought to face the music for their actions eventhough forgiveness is the core of what the church preaches.
I pray that Jesus, the prince of peace will always be there to comfort all those affected by this avalanche of despicable and appalling crimes within a once trusted institution.
Some are saying “Do Not Leave Jesus Because Of Judas” but to that, I’d say “Leave The Jesus Imposter Who Acts Like Judas”.
We have a choice to choose which human we place our trust in but there is only one God we believe in!