My last blog post was my most-read ever. I'm humbled and surprised, but now I don't know how to follow that. 197 interactions on Facebook and 1,000+ page hits is a lot for me, considering my previous record was 5 shares and 152 hits. The pressure's on now!
(Also, in case you didn't notice yet, I'm an analytics nerd.)
Quite frankly, I'm intimidated to write another post, so I'm taking the easy route by writing ABOUT blogging instead of actually blogging. Mostly, I just hope the addressee(s) of that open letter actually read it.
I'm pretty controversial... talking about how Christians love. That's not how we're supposed to be seen in the culture today. We're supposed to be intolerant, sign-waving, women's-rights-suppressing, gay-people-hating, Muslim-fearing jerks. So, I'm kind of revolutionary for suggesting that we're anything else.
I know there is a little truth behind every stereotype, and I don't pretend that I myself am a perfect example of love. I'm not. And I know that there are plenty of people (outside and inside the church) who have been legitimately mistreated by Christians, even by well-respected Christians who serve in leadership positions. But I can confidently say that the great, overwhelmingly vast majority of Christians I know are full of love.
Thus, I'll follow my greatest blog post with the greatest truth:
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8