The usual response will be: Just deal with it. I know I should, but I hate how this thing is just floating out there. No kind of closure. And although this may sound melodramatic I feel like I am walking in a field of landmines. I am not sure what will set off the next one. Quite frankly, I hate it.
I see no way of this ending in a win-win situation. The family involved has made no attempt to show any remorse at their behavior. In fact, they have been trying to defend it and say that I am the bad one in the situation. I am not going to change practices just because one person does not like it. I have gotten positive feedback about what has been happening and if one person does not like it, well, I guess that is too bad. What I hate is this tip-toeing around trying to figure out what is happening.
I don't foresee is woman and her daughter ever seeing me as the leader. As such, all she will do is bring anxiety into a system that is anxious enough. And if it comes down to then having a problem with me, well, there are always other churches. That sounds harsh, but we cannot survive if everyone wants to be leader.
I am getting really sick of not sleeping. And I know I should "Let Go and Let God." Maybe I am just not build for this calling. I see macaroni and glue sculptures in my future. When you come to visit, just don't bring anything sharp.