As I continue to hear about the Ted Haggard Scandal, I am increasingly sad. Sad for his family, his friends, his church, the Church, and for Ted himself. It’s easy to point accusing fingers, or lash out at what seems unfair, but as I was mulling over all the news reports and talk shows I felt like something was missing – the challenge to stand in the gap and pray for this man and this situation. In that light, this is the best response I have seen yet to the situation:
Regardless of your views on Ted Haggard, this is affecting a real family in a very real and harsh way – I can’t imagine his wife’s emotional pain, let alone that of his 5 children. How are you responding? Are you praying? Or are you adding to this family’s pain with your words. No one is immune to sin and failure, everyone is offered God’s grace.