Christians are all different, just as a I suspect the disciples of Jesus Christ were. These were rough men; they weren’t the kind that pick daisys and write poetry under the light of the silvery moon. They were fishermen, laborers, and men who were probably using some colorful language from time to time. They were certainly warrior-types, as we know from the story of Peter attempting to chop off the ear of one of the men who was about to haul our Savior away to face justice for being the Messiah.
Can you imagine the job Jesus had just trying to train these guys and turn them into godly men? It makes me chuckle a little to think about it. He had to be a patient kind of person. He also had to be the kind who overlooked the rough exterior of someone because He could see right through to their hearts — and it was their hearts that counted in their walk with Him, wasn’t it?
I’m different from many other Christians in that I feel led to talk about things we don’t hear Christians talk about much. I feel an urgency in my spirit that we, as Christians, need to be able to discuss openly the things that some of us fear shouldn’t be spoken about. My writings are not going to be only about sweetness and light, uplifting stories, or scripture that builds up and inspires. There are a lot of people blogging these kinds of posts for you already. My purpose is to talk openly with Christians and the world about the tough things, the unspoken things, the “difficult to think about and read” kind of things.
If hardcore truths and questions disturb you, if the exposing of things that you may not find particularly pretty or want to think about bother you, I’m not the blogger for you. If you want a dose of the realities of what’s going on out here in the world, in life, I’m for you. If you don’t mind thinking about and talking about these kinds of topics, click the “follow me” link and subscribe, please.
I don’t mean to offend anyone with my writings, but I’m not going to hush or edit them away just because it makes some folks uncomfortable. We’ve been quiet way too long about a host of topics as Christians and because of this we have our own community surfing porn and destroying their marriages because they are afraid to talk about sin and its impact on their lives. It’s easier to act like everything’s just peachy in our walk with the Lord when it’s anything but! We are afraid to talk openly and honestly with one another.
We need a closer knit community, in my humble opinion. We need people who are willing to become a little more hardcore in their abilities to help others. We have to understand that everything just isn’t nicey-nice in this world all the time for anyone, and most definitely not always for Christians. Christians need to know how to get through these difficulties and how to deal with the tough times. We’ve got to learn to communicate with one another and answer the hardcore questions and concerns that lurk underneath of our walk with Jesus Christ. He wouldn’t want any less for us and neither would His disciples.
I love the Lord deeply, but I’m extremely upfront, brutally honest, and I believe that this is my calling. I’m not going to sugar coat what concerns me because it may be a little offensive. I hope you can hang with what I write, but if it’s a little too much for your taste buds and Christian sensibilities, I apologize; I know there are other blogs and bloggers that may be more your cup of tea.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears. 😉
God bless you for reading me and being understanding. (hugs)
- You Are My Disciples, If……… (ruthperrya.wordpress.com)
- The Elephant In The Room (paulstohler.com)
- A Spiritual Gut Check (thereformedwesleyan.com)
- The Wandering Disciples (factmeetsfiction.wordpress.com)
- Leadership (scottcommon632.wordpress.com)