Looking for God in this sex scandal should have been easy. The Church reaction, (at least the Church reaction in my fantasy world), would be God centered, apologetic, compassionate, healing, loving…I could go on… So much of the time it’s so hard to find God in this. Apologies seem, (or are), forced. Blame is constantly shifting to others and causing seperation and consternation in the Body of Christ. When the Church does take the hit, as she should, it almost seems that bishops do so begrudgingly.
There are a lot of bishops who inherited this problem from previous bishops that at least had the good sense to die and so escape this horrific chapter in the Churchs’ history that they helped too author. We no longer dig up the dead and burn them. (Why did we get away from that anyway? But I digress.) The Holy Spirit, inspiration for the Church is being ignored.