It is the day that I celebrate the ressurection of Jesus Christ and him taking this craphole sin infested soul of mine and making it new.
And I thank Him.
I unashamedly declare my belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The last few days have been crazy to say the least.
To step out of the “Pop Christian” bubble that I tend to exist in and go mano y mano with a world who doesn’t know Jesus has stretched the hell out of me.
Thank God because I need as much hell to leave me as possible. 😉
But in the end it has been worth it.
I have been getting slammed with emails, mostly from non Christians who have seen my Christian family on TV and been intrigued because we didn’t scare the crap out of them.
I got this email yesterday…
I just wanted to say that you and your family have totally changed my opinion of christian people! I’ve always had somewhat of a negative view but watching your videos I realize that I was wrong. In particular, the single ladies video. I was totally expecting a really negative reaction from you, the whole “little boys don’t play with pink toys” kind of thing. But you and your wife and daughters said “you’re a single lady, don’t worry!” and I think that’s so great. You said you’re a ‘horrible father’ and I’m sure you don’t really think that but as an impartial observer I want you to know that you seem like an amazing father. I have an uncle that would laugh at his son (my cousin) when he would cry and call him a girl. Your family is so non-judgmental and full of love; it really shows me that the important part of being religious is family and community.
So you have inspired me and actually made me see the value in a community I had previously completely disregarded. Another thing is that you seem like really normal people! Maybe that sounds weird but all the really passionate Christians I’ve known (which hasn’t been many) I’ve never been able to find anything in common with. I’ve felt distant and unwelcome. But you seem ‘normal’ whatever that means, I can’t find a better word. I hope you get my drift, I can’t seem to put it into words. I guess I mean you would fit in with my group of friends, my community. I’m not saying that you should have to but I just get a sense of amity with you. I legit just had to use the thesaurus lol!
You have a beautiful family and a beautiful life and keep doing what you’re doing!
I have gotten dozens of emails like this and I guess since I’m normally just chillin with my own I didn’t realize the gap was this large.
So I’d love to know, on this slow Sunday…
What was your opinion of Christ followers before you became one?
And if you aren’t a Christ follower…what is your relationship like with them?