Today while I was at lunch a friend emailed me the story that broke today about Jason Russell with the subject “So So So Sad” and it is.
And before you start shaking your head in disapproval.
Know this…it’s not just sad because he was under unimaginable stress and made a public mistake. It’s not just sad because what would have probably been a private family incident a few weeks ago is now international news. It’s not just sad because International Children has been working relentlessly to stop Kony and now millions of people are distracted by headlines and speculation.
It is sad because of what it brings out in us.
You and me.
You just have to do a quick google search or browse the trending topics on Twitter to see how broken WE are.
We judge. We mock. We put people on pedestals and shame then them for disappointing us. And we relish in other’s public humiliation.
It’s our brokenness that we need to grieve.
Yours and mine.
The light that we pray shines in on darkness is going to expose it…our muck, our crap, our sin, and our mistakes.
So let’s all acknowledge we are broken and that it is only by the grace of God that we are saved.
Let’s pray that our heart is broken by what breaks the heart of God.
And let’s love one other in success and trial.