Moving On

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
— Denis Waitley

Brothers & Sisters,

I've spent the last couple of days fairly angry at my church. I've buried myself in my work even more than I normally do to keep my mind off of what happened Tuesday. I probably would have moved on much sooner than today had someone not felt it was right to text me that I should enter the seminary because I'll become like one of the priests in Pennsylvania. I was at a loss and couldn't figure out what would make someone say something like and think that it is ok to do so? So I lost a person in my life that night but quite frankly they probably didn't deserve to be there anyway.

With all of that being said I woke up this morning and decided that it was time for me to start figuring out how I can help people trust the church again, victims in any way that I can, and overall just help start this overall healing process.

Before I can help anyone I need to make sure my head is in the right place as well as my heart. I've been working on that today and while I'm angry at what was done and I'm still hurting for the victims I can take those feelings and start turning them into ideas to help. My mind is swirling with things and I need to take the next few days to start sorting them out. I'm hoping I can start making some inroads on these ideas in the next few weeks and keep on working hard and help as much as I can as a layperson right now.

More to come soon, my friends. In the meantime, I'm praying for all of you.

Yours,
Jeff

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