Please bear with me as I think out loud..
but then again Im only one little person.
Thats the thing,.. who are we.
Who are we to discredit this man that has undoubtedly served, given to, loved on,… exponentially more people than (I know at least) I likely EVER will.
Who are we to stand back and make some judgement call on what he should have done when were not there to experience it… dont know what he was doing during those hours and dont know WHO was standing DIRECTLY in front of him asking for help… nor are we the so called people that he turned away…
Who are we to say what happened at all given that we werent there and ALL of this stems from Social Media Hype.. Because of course once its Facebook Official..
Who ARE we.
I know Im not there in Texas helping them to pick up the pieces.
I know Im not the person that could lead an organization during that time,.. Id likely be standing in shock asking God to move my feet as I try to care for what He laid in front of me… shaking my head, looking up at the sky with my hands raised as if to hand it all to HIM because I… I can NOT. I just can not.
I know Im not one that has the same convictions as J.O. does! ( I know this because of the way His preaching can tend to go past me)
I know that I am uniquely made by God to have a very
DIRECT relationship with HIM.
So that He will convict me of my sin.
He will lay the weight on my heart for what I should be burdened with,.. Its not the same for us all..
and it wont be the same rhetoric that He is recycling and placing in your heart,.. like the rhetoric that the media recycles over and over to get us to view.
To react to.
How about this.
I do know that Jesus offered that we cast that stone “IF”…
and I know my music teach always said when I point the finger at one person there are always 3 more pointing…
How about I just worry about filling the gap. I mean thats WHY we are all MADE SO DiFfErEnT… MAYBE If we are feeling SO convicted about what someone else has done wrong, its because that is the gap we need to fill..
Now,.. yes I say that semi-satirically.
But then again Im not.
Let us follow the pricking of our hearts and rather than using that energy, that FIRE, to tear down another Christian,. another brother or sister, another HUMAN being,.,. how about we be the Christian that is filling in the gap.. Whatever gap we can.. whatever gap our hearts feel pricked to fill in whatever way.. Werent we called to be the hands and the feet… not the mouth of the south..
Just a thought.. a self convicting thought..