I read this post this morning, on one of many blogs I read so quickly that I for a while, I lost track of exactly where I read it. The gist of what grabbed me was this: the blogger once belonged to a church in which a group of anonymous folks sent a letter around criticizing the pastor.
This combined with a post by another blogger settled on my heart and prompts me to write this:
I would like to publicly apologize to the RevGalBlogPals board and community for any hurtful behavior I have engaged in throughout the past week.
It is easy to lob cherry bombs at people you don't really know, who are doing a job you probably don't fully understand. It is particularly easy when shielded by this cloak of invisibility we call the internet. I believe there are people suffering this week because of actions they took which they firmly and thoroughly believe are for the good of the RevGals community. While I don't agree with the final outcome of the decision, I believe that one of the things we are called to in this life is learning to live together when we have differences-- sometimes painful ones-- that threated to divide us.
So, if I have caused anyone pain this week with my fervent emails or comments, I apologize. We are all doing what we believe is right. It would be good if we could realize that we can love each other even while disagreeing. That would be a terrific thing.