And Fridays are a low key day for me, as I’ve just put in 48 hours in three and a half days time at my two jobs, and I have a day off with my two ladies (being my wife and daughter). So today I’ll offer a few brief thoughts, and then I’m gonna go hang out on a lake.
Depending upon which blogs you follow you may have heard that none other than famous pastor boy Rick Warren, of Purpose Driven Life fame, said something on Twitter yesterday that set ablaze the online Christian community.That’s to say they found it troublesome.
(A sidenote: I find it humorous that the majority of the Christian community is totally unaware of this situation, and only the ones who hang around blogs are in tune. It begs the question – are the blog Christians just that much more devoted because their free time is spent in online religious world, or are they simply bored?)
His infamous note was: “I challenge any church in America to match the spiritual maturity, godliness & commitment of any 500 members of Saddleback.”
The tweet has been deleted, without explanation.
I’m not going to critique what he wrote. It doesn’t need it, it’s obvious.
Because what’s far more worrisome is how we freak out on one little thing someone said and turn it into the next big scandal. I mean – the scandal is because of 140 letters or less.
For being people saved by grace, we sure do go bonkers with startling regularity – weekly we find something, or someone, new to pin against the wall.
I understand Rick is famous and lots of Christians hang on to his every word, and as I said his tweet is fairly ridiculous, but nonetheless must we demand perfection from every person in the world? Must we correct every wrong and mistake? Must we prove everyone a fool?
Lots of people complain about how the fundamentalists seemingly watch every move Christians make and find something wrong with that move, but we repay that same trend toward any Christian of note.
That’s all, let’s all exhale deeply, figuratively or literally, and regain our composure and bestow some grace on other another, and maybe find some other wrong to right with our time – something a little more worthwhile.