A Message From Don McClure: The Potters Field Case
As Michael told you in the blog this morning, I called him last night and we spoke for probably better than an hour.
We spoke again today and he mentioned that he felt it would be good if I would personally make a request to others out there who need a place to hear that you have been wronged.
Also as he mentioned in the blog, I wanted those who felt that I should be ashamed to know that I was… more than the questioner could imagine.
I have felt terrible since I realized the underworld of PFR. Since then I have spent well over 100 hours on the phone with whomever needed to be heard. I have gone on plane flights, rented cars and sat with pastors, parents and hurt people and asked everyone to forgive me, and they have been amazingly gracious. I wake up daily to a prayer list of over 35 names since this started and the list has grown in the past 24 hours.
And that brings me to the reason for this email… that is that this blog has strongly become a forum for healing.
For sometime a number of us have been thinking of how we can get people in communication who out there who are alone and feeling that nobody cares and even worse, that they may actually be somehow a failure and wondering if anybody will ever be held accountable. Those are the ones I hope and pray find the blog.
I must say, as I told Michael last night, that when one of the girls called me and said that they had been contacted by the Michael and that she wanted to talk to the Phoenix Preacher and she now wanted my input, I told her to go ahead. When we hung up I thought, great, of all the blogs in the entire world, the Phoenix Preacher, Lord what sin have I committed to earn this?. It wasn’t that I would be attacked as much as I feared that the message would be lost and the attention diverted away when my name came up. Thus when I called Michael I asked him about his conversations he had with the interns and did he believe them to which he responded that he did. And I asked him if he loved them and he did. We both agreed that this was greater at this point than any differences and it actually turned into a rather warm conversation (perish the thought).
I told Michael today that we are like two guys standing on a street corner arguing our point and a terrible bloody accident happens in front of us and all of a sudden we require each others help to save the bleeding. (Our Lord has such a sense of humor)
But, here is both Michael’s and my prayer. That those who you know that are out there and alone and hurting will be notified that what happened to you was nothing short of wicked and filthy and corrupt.
When the woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Jesus, His first task was to get her accusers out of her life and then by his love and grace give her a new life that set her free indeed.
Jesus takes our sins and remover them as far as the east from the west, buries them in the depths of the sea, hides them behind his back as says I will remember them no more.
A cult pressures all sorts of confessions out of you, writes them down, shares them openly in humiliation and uses them to control.