Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Not a Happy Post

Tomorrow, this will go back to a happy blog like normal. Today, I need to vent my emotions about what happened with Thomas. (If you did not read yesterday's post, read it first.) I am very down about this, not only because I knew Thomas. But also because he did what we do minus the illusions. He spoke alongside us at camp every summer. This makes me wonder how he got to that point. We saw him a couple of summers ago and everything seemed fine. From what I understand, this all began a year ago. It's such a shame that all of this could have gone down in one year!

If a plumber has marital problems, he gets a divorce and life stinks. If a minister has problems, they lose their job and family, and seemingly their whole life. The other question is, who does a minister turn to when they have any kinds of problems? They are the ones who are supposed to have all of the answers. They are not supposed to have any problems. Well, that's not the way life always goes.

I think about Brock and me. We don't have any troubles right now. (In fact, I am realizing how great a life we have.) However, a year ago, Thomas might have said the same thing. So, who would we turn to if we had any bad situations? I think about our parents whom are pastors at churches in small towns. Who do they turn to if they have any questions or problems? The point is: we are people just like you who are trying to figure out how to live a life pleasing to the Lord. That's it. We sin. We have emotions. We are human. Pray for us. Pray for your minister. We all need prayer.

3 comments:

Becky said...

Auny, I've been reading your blog for some time now. I hurt for you and Brock and for Thomas' family and friends. Yet, I also understand the inability Thomas may have felt to turn to anyone; my husband is a former youth pastor of 15 years and leaving that position was a huge part in holding our family together. Much of our journey is posted on my blog. I am so sorry that your friend chose such a permanent fix and that those who love him now have the sorrow of a walk through the valley to contend with. Praying for y'all.

Amber said...

Praying for ya'll and Thomas' Family!

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