I’m going to put this quote here, to remind myself:
“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write”–Anais Nin. That’s not to say I’m really a writer (since I don’t feel the need to write reams and reams), but when I feel the need to cry out, to sing, or even to “breathe” in writing, I should just do it. Likely some will be offended sometimes, and I’ll just have to apologize for that. But it’s also a reminder not to put something down just for the sake of doing it! In fact, I’ve noticed that when I miss days, there are still several who will read me again when I come back. ;) (Btw, I can’t tell who is reading, unless you comment.) When you think of it, if someone who is usually quiet speaks up–you really want to listen! (HA! Who am I kidding, I’ll NEVER be someone who is “usually quiet”! :D)
So. Next thing that we can’t keep quiet about! This one is sad, but triumphant in a way… Chuck Colson is in his last days… but he has certainly “fought a good fight”, and will receive his reward! The person filling in for him has been doing pretty good… Eric Metaxas has been reminding Christians not to be so unloving, not to “demonize” others for their confused viewpoints. For example, homosexuals are simply looking for the same thing we are, albeit in a “disordered manner”.
So, when we address a hot-button issue like same-sex attraction or same-sex marriage, we should always keep in mind our own struggles and brokenness when it comes to sexuality.
If you are blessed not to have struggled in this area, then recall your struggles in other areas. If you can’t think of any, well, you might want to think about the sin of pride. I’m just saying.
Finally, I miss tagging on some scripture! Not sure I like the “Breathe Life” reading plan I’m using right now from YouVersion, as it just gives you a verse here and a verse there, pulled from all over the place… but you kind of half to concentrate on why you’re reading these particular ones. Anyway, one of today’s verses:
“Then he told them what they could expect for themselves: ‘Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat–I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how.” (Luke 9:23) Because after all, Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain!