Most of us go through life hearing dozens of reports and accusations about celebrities, athletes, pastors, and people we know, operating under the unwritten rule that where there’s smoke there must be a fire. And that’s often true. But arsonists also light fires. Sometimes the cloud of controversy conceals a raging inferno of wrongdoing. But sometimes the pungent smell of smoke turns out to be crumbs in the toaster. Best not to yell “Fire!” in a crowded building, only to find out later your neighbor likes crispy Eggos.”
Fantastic post today over at The Gospel Coalition by Kevin DeYoung. This is something I’ve both run into and struggled with throughout my life, especially living in a small town. Yes, We Are Judgmental (But Not In the Way Everyone Thinks) is definitely worth reading!