A seminary teacher I had in high school is in some BIG trouble.
This wasn’t just any seminary teacher either. Brother Pratt was one of those teachers who made me feel important every time I talked to him. He inspired many to live good and clean lives.
Apparently there are “hundreds” of text messages between Pratt and a 16 year-old student, some of them explicit. That is all the evidence so far, but the “story” unfortunately goes MUCH further. He has not been found guilty yet, but it seems overwhelmingly like he is.
The dissonance is too much right now. I need to condemn something – blame it on Satan and the male sex drive, decide Pratt really was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, etc. Those are the easy ways out, and I really want to take one of them.
It is hard to sit and wait. Even harder to just sit with the fact that someone who has helped so many people may be guilty of something like this. Hard to resist picking up a stone.
May our prayers reach out to all. May we all be free from suffering and the root of suffering.