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10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
~ Zec 4:10
Do people make mountains out of molehills? Can small things make someone fall away from the faith? From many of the comments of the critics of the Church of God, I would answer most emphatically, “Yes!” So much of the vitriol is driven not by large abuses or excesses of leadership but rather small slights and relatively insignificant events that show the immaturity of a person who just cannot move on. Ironically, they will bitterly protest that they are not bitter.
I published on Yahoo! Voices the story “The Hymnals: A Journey into the Root of Bitterness“. Of course, it is fiction … or is it?