Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Worst of Sinners

I received quite the lovely comment on my last post. My blog is set up not to take anonymous requests, but some brave soul went to the bother to create a user name called "anonymous" - I assume just to comment on my blog. Here it is:

"quite frankly, after reading some of your comments here, and seeing some of your posts on facebook - I'm quite happy that we aren't in the same family. You are the last person I would ever look for help from.
Your words speak of judgement and hate, rather than helpfulness and love.
I'll be surprised if you allow this comment. I'm sure it will also cause you to wrap your self-righteous robes around yourself, and consider yourself blessed for being "persecuted".
Maybe its something you ought to consider though."

I don't want to add fuel to the fire by commenting about anonymous comments, but I do have a few things to say in reply.

First off, I cannot think of anything hateful that I have said. I admit I am too outspoken, and I have said what I think of the people who were suing my denomination and causing trouble - and I would say it again - that may be what this person refers to. I was pretty hard on homeschooling for awhile, but am not as anti-homeschooling as I was - I still think a Christian school is the better option, but not everyone can do that, or has good reasons not to, and I am entitled to my opinion, as my friends - and enemies :-) - who homeschool are entitled to their opinion. :-)

Let's see.....I have been pretty outspoken about liberals and Obama, so that could be it too.

I think that about covers it. I am not pulling my self-righteous robes around me, nor do I feel "persecuted". I feel I am the worst of sinners, and have been pretty honest about some of my struggles to feel loved and accepted by God on here. If I have somehow given the impression that I think I am a super-Christian, I apologize. I would think any regular reader of my blog would know I do not feel that way.

Thanks to the people who read my blog and leave encouraging notes. Some I know well, some I don't know, such as Craig & Heather, who seem like the kind of people that I wish I knew.

I am just a sinner saved by grace, who has been a failure more often than not as I journey to Heaven. Again, if I have been hateful and judgemental, I apologize.


Cindy said...

Obviously, the person who wrote that comment doesn't know you. If they did, they would know that a very kind heart beats within you! I, for one, am PROUD to call you my friend!!!

Craig and Heather said...

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
(18) Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool so that he may be wise.
(19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, "He takes the wise in their own craftiness."
(20) And again, "The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain."
(21) Therefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours,
(22) whether it is Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours,
(23) and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

I think the idea of "becoming a fool" in verse 18 is the realization you speak of about being the chief of sinners. When WE ALL realize that there is nothing in us worth even a second glance from God, let alone the sacrifice He made for us; then we will be known for our love for one another rather than our pride.

John said that we all need to love in deed and truth rather than just with our words. (1 John 3:16-18
(16) By this we have known the love of God, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
(17) But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother having need, and shuts up his bowels from him, how does the love of God dwell in him?
(18) My children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.)


Christa said...

Wasn't me!! I think u r great, and so does all my family!!