Seems as if the board here has been abandoned. I do so hate that and kinda feel a loss for friends who often shared stories about lives that really matter. I will agree that life is way too short for brothers and sisters to sit at a table and be lectured...about anything. We all have something to share and that thing may be just what another is waiting to hear.
Has this sort of situation arisen before? Of course it has. The response is certainly not always the same, but different people and different times often lead to different responses. I was listening to Robbie Z last night and he made an "eye opening" remark. "History does not change. It is the same thing(on different levels) happening over and over again. Just happening to different people"!
How about a comment on that from some serious brothers and sisters? There is only one event in world history that is totally unique and demands a response from us all. In my life I have seen several different responses and only one response makes any sense at all.
Your Brother In Christ,