So, I’m going to be honest.
I really didn’t want to write this post.
You know when you read something in the Bible and it’s just too much to handle? It’s just too much to face the reality that you don’t want to live by the truth of these words…that the Word of God really is a double-edge sword piercing through the joints and marrow and soul and heart of a person. It’s irritating to know the truth and not live by it.
So you kind of just skim over those parts. Push the dust-bunnies into the corners of the room (oh, you don’t do stuff like that??). It’s like how I’ve always covered my eyes on any of the Jesus-being-crucified movie scenes from when I was a child (and yes, I still do it to this day). I know it’s the truth, but it’s just too painful sometimes to come face to face with the gory, offensiveness of it all. Read more…