If you have not heard, here is some disappointing news from the church (Kyle brought the latest to my attention).
From Australia, worship leader Michael Guglielmucci admits that he faked a terminal illness, scammed a ton of money in donations, and led worship under the pretension of the disease.
I am saddened deeply. Deeply. But, before we throw rocks, let’s pause. We all have a weakness. A weakness that could ruin us. As followers of Christ, I think we have to seriously answer this question for ourselves:
What weakness in MY life has the potential to wreck my job and family?
Seriously, get a crystal clear answer to that and build ridiculous safeguards around yourself. Recruit some mentors and friends. Protect yourself and the kingdom. And, should you fall, admit your faults and glorify God even from the dump.
Let’s pray for these guys and their churches. Let’s also pray for the dirty little secrets that we all carry around.