Memes go out all the time. I’ve started a few myself. But really as Christian bloggers how are our memes any different than the rest of the world? Should they be? Shouldn’t they be?
I think its time we do something that sort of torques the world’s head a little bit and expose ourselves awkwardly in an attempt to build one another up. So I’m proposing a confession of sorts. A few years ago a mentor of mine asked me think about all the people who get blown out of ministry or public positions because of sin in their lives. He asked, “If you were to be taken out by one sin what would it be?”
Now when I read about Ted Haggard I was disappointed but I wasn’t surprised. People sin all the time. There are some sins which we deem make you no longer capable of a position of leadership etc… But I don’t want to become a Ted Haggard. So I ask you, do you know yourself? Are you open enough about your struggles so that others are keeping you from falling because they know your weaknesses? This is not to
necessarily ask answer what sins are you dealing with now, but…
If you were to be taken out by one sin (or a couple, whatever) what would it be?
My answers were the same then as they are now.
- Sexual sin. – I’m a man, and not to say that makes it okay, just that I deal with it like many others.
- Alcohol – I think alcohol is the most delicious thing on the planet. I hope keeping it in check is never a problem, not just for me and my ‘image’ but also for my family.
So there you have it. It might make you uncomfortable, but I’m still curious to hear. I’m also curious what kind of affect (if any) this kind of meme could have on our community. I look forward to getting to know some of you better through your answers.