It was a really amazing holiday break and I am very grateful. The time with my family was irreplaceable….just good quiet time together and incredible fun times. It was my daughters idea to go and spend time with her extended family, she wanted to see the Grandparents. We had pretty much told everyone that due to the new baby, weather and said daughters brief visit we would be absent from any and all extended family get togethers. Not an easy decision but one we were fairly comfortable with ……then said daughter got us to go…..
It was good to see my Mom and Dad and it was good to talk to them and watch them talk to my daughter. We got into a good discussion….well it didn’t start out good due to my hyper – sensitivity….but I watched my husband engage in such a loving and curious way I was really moved.
I got labeled or called out as or…..he called me a fundamentalist evangelical Christian and I hated it…it may be what I am but the way he said it with such vehemence I pushed against it. Truth is I just don’t like labels, I hid behind Catholicism for so long that now I fight any label on what I believe and truth is I may be a ….what he said……but maybe not….why do we label and limit each other?
Luke 4: 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,….
2/3 of the Trinity ….all of it…… a fully supportive and encouraging community without limiting each other…..what if I believed that as a follower of Christ I had the luxury of that same community…as forgiven by Christ they allow me access to that love……and in that love I truly loved and supported others without limiting them, becoming hyper- sensitive….. although I must admit being called an anti semite really bothered me.....labels, I guess they bother me too.
If you are so inclined….read the book, The Shack by William P. Young……would love to hear your thoughts.