The temptation to cover ecclesiastical scandal ensnares us only when we have already succumbed to an even more insidious temptation, to believe that this ministry or (worse) this man is indispensable to God’s work. If we hope to overcome the temptation to cover scandal when (Lord, help us!) it arises, we must be relentless in our always-present battle with pride.
The covering of scandal
April 23, 2011 at 11:29 pm
Michael, I do believe this concise insight is the most important reaction in response to this entire debacle. While not an exhaustive response, obviously, it surely is the most targeted at the core, elemental problem.