Good Morning Flavescent Ones,
To be sure sin does come with a price tag. There’s the obvious peccant behavior of most of us that require currency such as; prostitution, drugs, gambling, or just being a drunk. Then there are the more subtle iniquities. They take on more of a personal touch like tossing a friend under the bus, cheating, lying, or the ever popular sins of omission.
These sins are truly insidious in that we conveniently leave out significant sections of a story or explanation to save face or justify a position. This brand of canard is easy because we’ve told ourselves we were truthful when in fact deception took place. I suspect our dear friend is guilty of this in regard to his absence.
Many of you responded; I was forever grateful for your heartfelt words. Some of you (and you know who you are) thought that because I’m a family man, I’m nothing more than a self-righteous condescending do-gooder, with little if any genuine concern for our mutual friend.
I can’t control those things. Our fellow “Rules Committee” member has had a real live “road to Damascus” experience and no longer wishes to dwell with us. I suppose that’s understandable and I can live with that. But unlike several others that exited before him I sort of expected him to step up and tell us. At the very least use this forum to make a formal announcement!
This cantankerous old fart took the kid of the goats for a sin offering, and laid it at the feet of a stranger! I think we’ve seen the last of this choleric, irascible, petulant old man. We are no longer numbered among his friends. After an emergency meeting of the curmudgeons I’m sad to say he’s been officially excommunicated from the church of our own.
Go ahead, shake the dust from his dried farts from your shoes, shed this evil pretense and let the good shine through……CAN I HAVE AN AMEN?!!