The Elephant is in Me
You are right. Guilty as charged, and I am sorry for gossiping about you. It is beyond ironic that “the finger comes back to point at me” as one writer put it on Challies. And so pathetic, my response when you pointed out my hypocrisy — but I only shared it to get others to pray about it –did that really come from my mouth?
To my great shame, that classic justifier of gossip was indeed mine. Truly that continuum of self-deception was working in me yesterday –would that I had heeded the warning signs when I started to fixate on what I believed to be so wrong:
…. a ‘fixation’ upon what is wrong
…. leads to condemnation
…. which leads to legalism
…. which leads to self-righteousness and deceit.
(from a comment by Mark Finger)
I am beseeching God to grant me real repentance from this terrible sin that is such a blight on the church. The Holy Spirit’s assurance that my sin is forgiven is my only great joy this morning.
I am going to apologize on Challies as well, if the comments aren’t closed. You will be relieved to know I will permanently retire from holding anyone to account. I will take a break again from the blog, to the great relief of my husband. And I will pray (until relieved of this burden) for all those involved in the Elephant Room. I am earnestly praying for blessing on you as well.