An Offense Taken

by Steven ()

I had taken serious offense with a communal ministry in Chicago, one that hosted the Cornerstone fest for 28 summers one century. I felt quite justified in it too, you see I’d been recovering from a business networking cult – and still had something of an attitude challenge, one that wore a clever disguise as a so-called “positive mental outlook.”

The offense entered as I was fired from the ministry over an alleged, and as yet unspecified attitude – this following 27 years, and a couple attempts at reconciliation. The closest I ever came was being told what got me fired was quite obvious by one of the elders, one who had been friendly and even taught me of the L’Arche family of communities, previously.

To this day the matter’s never been resolved, and I have stopped with expecting any resolution to come – at least during this lifetime? You may certainly pray just as you’re led for both myself and the offending commune, the Chicago Jesus People USA; hosts of the Cornerstone Fest for 28 summers – spanning the 20th & 21st centuries – they have done some good work, without a doubt – to include a magazine, the Resurrection Band; and literally dozens of others? It’s way past time I released them from any and all expectations of doing the right thing, it is just never going to happen?

Blessings in Jesus’ wonder filled identity, and name;

the one time Steev G,
both a longtime Jpusa,
and Highway Missionary
Society member 1984 – 1996

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