A bishop gets it right.
Finally, some good news to share! On the heels of The Elephant Grows Fat in Church, it is a thrill to share how a bishop in Mennonite church, in Ontario, took an unusual and bold stand in a childhood sexual abuse case.
But, good news, in the case of childhood sexual abuse, is always bittersweet, because it comes at a price. Tragically the good news always hinges on the initial crime of victimizing a child. That, in and of itself, makes today’s post as tragic as it is exciting for me to write about.
When it comes to the topic of sexual abuse, I find the material heavy and somewhat depressing. I take a bit more emotional ‘down time’ just washing away the darkness that inevitably wishes to latch on to me, depressing me. I cry out to God a little more. I feel a bit more emotional. A…
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