Monday, May 24, 2021

Reflection for the Week - May 24

The judgmental critique by ‘those in the know’ of anyone who does not hold to their ‘conservative’ ‘traditional’ ‘orthodox’ Christian position can be hurtful, even devastating for some. If you’ve experienced it, remember this. Such criticism is usually not well founded and can often be merely a desperate attempt to bring you back into the ‘fold.’ Don’t buy it. Spending all your time and energy watching your back for the next attack is nonsense. Rather, grow stronger and more informed about your own trajectory; learning, refining, sharpening, and formulating credible points of view – think direction, not certainty or closure. Though this will scare the hell out of the ‘religious elite’ and maybe even yourself, it’s worth pursuing.