frame of mind about church. Really, really bugs me. I let it affect me all day long yesterday. This morning, I prayed that I would be released from this but it still haunts me. I was reading in Romans about the remnant that was left when God cleansed his people. I feel like we need cleansing and we can start with me. When did I decide to become holier than thou?
In the midst of my anger yesterday, I received an email from a leader at the church. That isn’t all that unusual, a lot of the older guys don’t have much to do other than forward emails. But this one was a forward of a response he had received from a certain coffee chain. Apparently, he had written them asking why they would sponsor something that, in his opinion, was hedonisitc and immoral. They replied that part of their mission statement is to support the local communities in which they do business and that yes, they did participate by being a named sponsor, as did the local police department. Well, for Mr. leader, this was abominable and I (in addition to the other church members he sent this to) could make up my own mind about doing business with these *^&&@%. Matter of fact, their management is probably full of them *^&&@%. What did I do or what perception do I put forth that would make this leader think that I want to be associated with people like him?
You know, I’m glad I changed this up from using my own name. Although 1 or 2 church members do know about this, I feel a little more freedom in expressing stuff like this. I think it would not be necessary if Pop wasn’t part of the staff or if I, in general, were a rabble rouser or trouble maker. I’m not sure what, if anything, I will actually do about these feelings (especially the email) but it does release some of the tension just writing it out.
Oh, yeah, the church page was hit by hackers. First time that has happened to me, probably won’t be the last. I just stuck up a new logo and left it at that. Late.