First...My Sunday School Class was exactly what God intends for it to be on Sunday...two or more gathered together where He is present and working among them! I am so grateful for every one's words and prayers. Those who said "Stick it out!" Thanks!
Those who said " Church is supposed to be a place where you feel peaceful and feel better after leaving...so may be you should leave!" Thank you... because you gave me permission to have my feelings and I needed that!
For the offers of vandalism...Thank you and I really love you for always making me laugh!
For the reminder of Ephesians about speaking the truth in love...a big Thank you as I for one can't be reminded of that one enough...truly humbling scripture for me and my little, okay, big mouth!
I did go back to class...I was very nervous...not for myself but for the teacher...I had only empathy for him. It must be difficult right now to separate your political beliefs at this moment of time in our country and then the added burden of teaching. I acquired this empathy because of your prayers and by speaking to others from the class who approached me. I was encouraged by their support of my words that day. One a Democrat, the other a Republican and both felt as I did...that politics should be left out of our lesson.
The Teacher's devotion this time moved me to tears and my heart was immediately put at rest and I think the Teacher felt the same. He said that some one from the class had approached him last Sunday after church and spoke with him about disagreements in our class and the teacher wanted to share this devotion because of it...It was a speech from John Paul II about love and unity for the church. I was filled with compassion for our teacher, as he is a good man who is serving God...it was a great lesson and I hope everyone felt the peace that I felt.
Thank you again...I am off to watch The Bonnie Hunt Show!!