A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Following a Star Analogy

[August 14, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.]

We want to highlight an analogy from our Allegories, Analogies, and Fairy Tales — from Comments page. Clarity gave a good analogy that illustrates finding a clear path through confusion, and our Barbara followed up with a great addition to it. The place where this exchange originally occurred can be found here.

Clarity: I can relate so much [to clearing a path through the confusion]. The brain going blank and forgetting….again….it’s all a fog….I began to look for the Lord’s light and follow it, just like the wise men followed the light they saw, even though they didn’t know very much about God, they followed. I am praying.

Barbara Roberts: What a good analogy, Clarity. When following a star, the star can sometime be obscured by clouds, buildings, trees….just like it can be obscured temporarily by the abuser’s lies, our own self-numbing, the shoulds and false guilts of our ‘s’hepherds, and the demands of what seems most urgent in our lives and the lives of our children.

That’s just given me an idea: ‘s’hepherds = ssssshepherds. Those wolves in sheep’s clothing who are hissing the snake’s seduction to so many sheep today.

This post is tagged Thursday Thought even though it is being published on Friday. We swapped the schedule around a bit because we wanted to publish the main Christmas post on Christmas Eve American time, so that folks on the other side of the international date line would get it on their Christmas Day. 🙂

[August 14, 2022: Editors’ notes:

—For some comments made prior to August 14, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be an exact match.
—For some comments made prior to August 14, 2022 that quoted from the post, the text in the comment that was quoted from the post might no longer be found in the post.
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