Have you ever been involved in a heart wrenching church split? (Is there any other kind?)? I interviewed a fellow Sports Chaplain the other day and in a sad voice mentioned having gone through one. It devastated him, the emotions and sleepless nights. The memory obviously still hurt. The realization that there would be many that he would never worship with again this side of glory. And some he did not want to worship anyway.
I have seen the pain, experienced the pain too. Mostly, we remember the pain. In our culture there is a prevailing passion to “keep the peace.