I'm feeling alone today. I know that I am not. But I can't help feeling that way.
I know it's largely my fault. I'm not surprised. I put a lot of different thoughts out there. Sometimes I am pretty blunt. I doubt there is anyone on the planet that agrees with everything I write about.
So I think people respond to me with a bit of hesitation at best.
But I know I'm not alone. On every topic I discuss, I know there are others that are coming to similar conclusions. Many of these people are highly respected writers, theologians and brothers and sisters.
Yet in my world, I feel alone.
I have enough good friends that I am thankful for. In that way I don't feel alone.
However when it comes to the matters of faith that I am sorting through, I don't think most of my friends understand me. I've gotten enough blank stares and silence. So I tend to avoid talking about these things in public.
I put myself out there. I am open to dialog. I am not judging you, or assuming you need to agree with everything I say.
I don't even think everyone needs to engage in these topics. If you have a simple faith - keep it and guard it. In many ways my simple faith is growing... I am seeing a lot of things simpler... but the journey there hasn't been simple.
I blog my journey for myself - it forces me to work through topics with some level of credibility.
I also blog to to encourage those who are students of Scripture to take a second look at the teachings of Jesus.
That is mostly what my journey has been about, and I have found it to be overall good for my soul.
But I know that it's not good to be alone.
Disclaimer: About This Blog
THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.