So I pastor a multi-generational church. Our oldest member will turn 100 this year on one end, and on the other end my wife is doing a hospital visit for a brand new baby girl born hours ago.
We have a row in our church were a bunch of windows sit, which we have affectionately (and privately) called widows row. They have been surrogate grandmothers to us, and great grandmothers to our children. They have given us and our young children presents, clothes, handmade blankets, and sometimes straight cash. We’ve known them for 10 years, which was before some of them were widowed. I’ve done some of their husbands funerals and their grandchildren’s weddings.
I simply don’t want to leave them. Not now, not ever. FORGET TELLING THEM I’M AN ATHEIST! I don’t even want to tell them I’m leaving the church.
Do I want to ruin my children’s financial future for these ladies? No, but almost! I simply love them and don’t want to lose them.
This sucks. Can someone take this atheism away?