I'm reading online articles. I read that forgiveness is granted; trust is earned. And that if you lose love, you lose everything. Or maybe it said if you have not love you have nothing. Something like that anyway.
Pastor and his wife left town permanently today. Went back to Oklahoma where they were born and raised. They came here a little over 30 years ago. Built a church from the ground up and it ends like this. I am left to wade through whatever this is going through my mind. He didn't do it to me personally. I know that. It feels like he did though.
I think of the times I went up for alter call. What a farce it must have been and God saw it all. I'm really grossed out. I don't want to go up for an alter call anywhere ever again.
And the DNA test came back. The child from the affair of nine years ago is his.
Pastor's wife had bruises on her shoulders when she said her good-byes last Friday. One of the husbands went to their house and was going to beat up Pastor. My guess is she stood between to stop it and got moved out of the way. I'd say, Pastor's just lucky the husband didn't take a gun.
The two women have not been seen anywhere in town. It's been a full week. Going on two now. So far they're staying in their houses. I don't know how the one who is a marriage and family counselor can keep her job going. That seems like a farce too. A mockery of marriage. I feel sad and sorry for the children and all the families.
Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.