So, I don't see tolerance for terrible behaviour being Christian, nor abusive people being Christ-like, in any way.
We were at small churches in central Oregon and Portland. My husband was our assistant pastor in central Oregon. We have watched our Portland pastor's sermons since we got to New Mexico in late July or early August but we haven't found a local church, yet. Granted, we just moved to this town last week. We knew we weren't settled and it was hard to look for a church knowing that. It is something we need to consider soon since this is a longer-term home. Though, I imagine it will be hard to get established right now. I still see myself as a member of Grace Church in Portland for now and we still have contact but I really miss actually seeing people in real life.I go to a small church. We all wear masks and social distancing is required. I also go to our prayer meeting and we also hand out boxes of food for those who are in need. I am doing a Bible study called It Is Written. Not saying this to brag, but to give you all hope. Find a small church. It can help you through these difficult. Times.
One of the nice things I've found about living on a spherical, rotating planet is that even if I mess up in the middle of the day, SOMEWHERE on Earth it's morning and I can cash in on the mercies there. ;-) In a similar vein, as He has cast our sins as far as the East is from the West, I'm glad it doesn't read, "....as far as the North is from the South...." because that's only a finite distance. Thanks for putting up with the silliness. Actually, I'm feeling quite empty and overwhelmed right now. Fortunately, God doesn't get upset with any of us for such times. I see in 1 Kings 19, Elijah has a "nervous breakdown" and still God still gives him the gift of not seeing death (2 Kings 2). I guess we're all in pretty good company, eh?I found it! Its Lamentations 3:22-26.