When Repentance Becomes Notorious

John Angell James (the Puritan – 1785 – 1859) – There was one particular pastor who had been unfaithful to his wife, children and the church and later he was caught red-handed. Everybody in the church and in town heard the news. So, during that time, one of John Angell James’ students asked:
“Can this pastor be restored to his ministry after he has sinned grievously?”
John Angell James replied, “When his repentance is as notorious as his transgression was, then that pastor is ready to be restored to ministry.”
When our repentance is as notorious as our transgression, total healing comes not only to us but also to the whole body of Christ. ///