An Apology:

Guys, I have to ask you to forgive me.I've forgotten what it is I am doing here.

I've alienated many of you with my brutal ramblings about things I simply do not care to debate.

I am not here for that. I am not here to push a political agenda. I do not completely align myself with any political party, not because I am rebellious but because we live in a broken and weary world and no one has things completely figured out. Including me.

The last thing we need to hear more of is political argument.

So forgive me. I have wasted your time and unnecessarily raised your blood pressure.

What I do care about is this:

Someone please remind me of this next time I start barking about insignificant bullshit. I need more of that in my life.

A Revelation

The kingdom of God does not throw all guilty people in jail.But I do.

Re-read through all my old blog posts and you'll see. I've got very little forgiveness in my heart for people. Judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one, that's what I am.

And for the most part it is not the people that I am close to, it is the people I do not even know. People on the street, in coffee shops, at stores, anywhere. If I see someone slip up or do something wrong or even slightly annoying, I'll be the first to condemn them straight to hell in my head.

It's sad, but it's true. Does anybody else do that?

I'd like to think that we all do it, cause it makes me feel better about it, but what's really sad is that we don't all do it. Some people are actually kind to one another in their thoughts and with their eyes, but not me.

I am self righteous

conceited

arrogant

unforgiving

heartless

careless

thoughtless

mean

judgmental

and unapologetic.

But today I was crushed by my own depravity. I read that line:

"The kingdom of God does not throw all guilty people in jail.",

and I was stopped dead in my tracks. I could read no further without registering a deep public confession of my own. My heart is remorseful for my words, thoughts, and decisions about people.

I've not been thrown in jail for my crimes, and neither should you be, by me.

This is meant both for specific individuals and the whole of mankind.

You'll be convicted by me no longer.

Thanks Jesus.

- so be it.