The more we care about something or someone, the harder it seems to let go of their betrayal. We hurt more when they do or say something careless in their moment of weaknesses. It helps if the relationship continues and then heals. In some cases, people cut ties, and all we are left with are the sense of bewilderment and lost.
I knew relationships were not easy. I knew that I would part with most of my friends. But there were some that I thought would last for a long time. There were some friends who I thought would be my friends forever. But somewhere down the road, something went wrong, and no matter what I tried, I could not see or think about them without feeling hurt.
My church is moving this Sunday to a new location. We used to rent from another church under the same denomination and had a very good relationship with them. But over the years, that other church was losing members and changing pastors. And now they want us to pay for their pastor's salary as well. I can't see how that will happen. All our congregation are not rich. Most work two jobs. We have 80 people giving offering, and it amounts to the same amount the other church's offering with only 40 people. Every week, they will pester our pastor for multiple reasons just before the service begins. Every week, they morally bully our deacons. Our moving out is a good thing for the congregation.
It is sad to see how supposedly Christians behave.