So how is the good Christian to act and respond? First we need to voice our concerns, our fears and protect the helpless and those whose faith might be scandalized. Then it takes a heterogeneous group of individuals from all walks of life to weigh in and git ur done. This affords the checks and balances that are so sorely needed in this circumstance of systemic catastrophic malignancy. I am not talking about any form of congregationalism but the Church proper is comprised of laity and clerics.
If I remain politely in the background then I too wish for my own comfort not to engage in the problem. I must take personal responsibility and use the talent God has given me also. Being forthright and outspoken is a blessing.
So now let's examine how we are called to live and pray. How can we claim to pray and be a servant of God if we live with indifference sin? When have we compromised our Sacred Tradition by an overblown sensitivity for public discourse, civility and polite niceties? How can we defend perpetrators, pedophiles and thieves without safeguarding victims and bystanders? Don't we believe the truth will set us free? We are expected to drown in our own vomit, the violent result of a healthy body expelling poison fed us regularly from the leadership. As for the good intentions of the humble abbot Met. Jonah has been a lose canon from the beginning and his minions are now getting restless. What do rats do when the ship goes down? They run. We the faithful and laity are expected to tolerate the most sinful states without exorcising the evil which is moving through the ranks.
- tolerate or support verbally and physically attacking or intimidating individuals
- tolerate or support sexual abuse or misconduct
- tolerate or support mistreating of women, minorities or children
- tolerate or support tolerate or support criminal activity or immorality of any kind