I later apologized for my anger but every week when I had to see that guy in church, I had to resist the urge to grab him by the lapels, pin him to the wall, and express my feelings.
In my last years of ministry, I quit preaching about forgiveness because it did more harm than good. When I did speak on the subject, I was aiming at the grudge-holding, petty sniping that went on where people used their resentment to keep others trapped in shame. However those people never heard me except to … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Forgive
My anger faded quickly once I left the church.
To the surviving handful of people who tried so hard to get rid of me over the last three decades, feel free to claim your victory.
I'm standing up and speaking out.