I love the church. And when I say the church I mean the group of people I know who call themselves Christ followers, the actual people who make up "my" Sunday building, well those people I'm not always crazy about. Yeah I said it, I'd rather be with my church friends with a variety of backgrounds then the ones I sit next to on a Sunday; not that they are not nice people, or kind or loving, just a large group of them have turned me off to their Christianity.
See my son who is having a baby at 16 has been criticised more for the "ruining" of his best friends life than being loved on. As a matter of fact among his peers he has been more shunned than anything- I think they, in their immaturity, don't know what to say. I think they are faced with a direct result of "doing something they're not suppose to do" and it scares them. For me, it's not the kids, it's the adults- I've been amazed at what's been said to him, to me and behind out backs. If you can't tell this is an area I am lifting up in prayer cause if I don't my heart will turn bitter and I'm not game for that. I just am amazed at adults who speak down to students in a manner that is not uplifting and is just plain mean- I can only imagine fr them it's hard to "get" other people's issue when you don't look at your own.
Next is Nirvana. Kurt Cobain to be exact. Apparently in some circles this band is the devil. My 14 year old gets slammed more often than you would think for liking this band. Ummm... anyone who came of age in the early 90's please stand up, didn't we all listen to them?!
So this morning as I get ready for work I am reminding myself that other people's judgmental statements and actions that hurt are just trivial things on this temporary planet. I must pray for those very people who persecute, speak mean, ignore and judge not only me but my family as well.
And for the record I wanted to let those who read this know I am super, excited to have a grandbaby- blessed the Lord is giving me one while I am young and can run, jump, crawl and keep up with a little one. Some people don't get that.
to let you all know that I not only listened to Nirvana but had a small crush on Kurt Cobain.
Judge me how you may.