over at Emily Stimpson’s place. I couldn’t have said it better if I tried.

I will add that we should choose our words carefully describing the present crisis and its solution. I hate to see it called “The Situation” or “The Scandal.” It is more than each of those. It is a whole mess of situations and scandals that add up to a crisis for the Church. If I had my way we would call it “the Crisis.” The answer is not reformation, it is restoration. Transformation should occur on the part of individuals by the working of the Holy Spirit – perpetrators, victims and innocents alike. God willing it will occur and those who have damaged or who have been damaged by the Crisis will come back to the fold. Hope and pray. Trust in the mercy of God!