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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'm Sorry

By Cheryle M. Touchton
The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady

This is dedicated to the people all across America who shared with me their “Christian” and “Church” horror stories.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor 13:13 NIV

To everyone who has been hurt by Christians who put legalism ahead of love, I’m sorry. Those same people crucified Jesus.

To everyone who has been hurt by a church who judged them instead of loving them, I’m sorry. Jesus told them that if they judged, He was going to judge them.

To everyone who has been devastated by a Christian who did not honor their vows, I’m sorry. Jesus said they honored Him with their lips but their hearts were far from him.

To everyone who has watched a Christian use God’s word to kill or destroy, I’m sorry. Jesus said to love your neighbor.

To everyone who has been puzzled by a Christian trembling in fear, I’m sorry. Jesus said, “Oh ye of little faith, why do you doubt?”

To everyone who has been abandoned by a Christian, I’m sorry. God said, “I will never leave you nor will I forsake you. “

To everyone who has been wounded by Christians while doing the work of Christ, I’m sorry. Jesus said, “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.”

To everyone who has been reminded of their mistakes by Christians, I’m sorry. If you ask Jesus into your life, He won’t even remember your mistakes.

To everyone who has had Christians use the word of God to win an argument, I’m sorry. The Bible says they have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels.

To everyone who has watched Christians preach one thing while doing another, I’m sorry. The Savior called them hypocrites.

To anyone who has been criticized by a Christian, I’m sorry. Jesus said they should have first taken the plank out of their own eye.

To everyone who has rejected Christ because of Christians, I’m sorry. Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.

Cheryle M. Touchton is the Director of Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information or to schedule a speaker for an event, go to or call Gail Golden at 904 316-5462.

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  1. Cheryl, This is so GOOD! and much to my sorrow, so needed. I would like to quote from it for a 'talk". I speaking about growing in Christ at a Ladies' event. Thank you for this. Blessings Clella Camp

  2. Cheryle - What a blessing - I think the enemy uses people in the church to wound many just as people are starting to grow in Christ. Thanks for this message of TRUTH.


  3. Cheryle, this is some good writing! And sadly, it's all too true as I have been on this side of things in the past. As I read it, the Holy Spirit brought some additional things to my heart. I'd love for you to read what He wrote through's on my blog!



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