Men of fame are falling like flies. Each day another one has fallen from grace and hit a bottom so rocky there doesn't seem to be anywhere else to go. Rightly so, as their actions are despicably hurtful and harmful. My mind, like the minds of many other girls and women, has gone back to times in my life where the dominance of a male figure convinced me to do things, say things, and act in ways outside of my thought-to-be character, due to naivety and fear. And while there are just as many times that my own sinful heart encouraged me to engage in behaviors that were known to be wrong, the female in me still rejoices that there is a seemingly male witch hunt going on to claim those who have spent their life preying on weaker vessels to fill their own needs.
We annihilate without understanding. We condemn without compassion. We reject without responding. Leaving those that have fallen sitting in the muck feeling like they have no choice but to pull themselves up and figure out how to live up to the standard that has been set up. A standard none of us can live up to.
How will the world respond to such situations? Is the world going to help pick up those that have fallen under the weight of the consequences from their own actions?
How are God's people going to respond? Will we join in the droves of others calling for their heads and rejoicing that they have gotten their comeuppance or will we crawl down into the mire and stretch out our hand just as God did for us when He came out of time and space and gave us His Son.