Sometimes we gloat: Aha, I knew it! He was always a phony-baloney and now it’s about time that his sins were exposed!
Other times we reel in shock and grief: No…not him too…
And sometimes our reactions are somewhere in between.
Last night the internet informed me of yet another prominent pastor. This morning I needed to read these words from Trudy Metzler:
I only hope that men and women of God who fall into adultery and sin, rise up again, like King David, to serve God with greater vision and passion… and broken. Because broken men and women are of far greater service to the Kingdom of God than great, strong, unbroken leaders. Our sins do not disqualify us from serving God, if we repent and fall harder on grace than we ever fell into sin. The grace of God is enough, whether alcoholism, gossip, adultery, gluttony, homosexuality, arrogance, or any other sin….
Because Jesus didn’t die for nothing.