Right now, one of your friends may be suffering from depression or thinking about suicide, and is subconsciously using social media to seek help. We have a responsibility to respond, and our response– or the lack of it– may be the difference between life and death.
When I started blogging, I wrestled with thoughts of self-doubt, inadequacy and ineligibility. Self-deprecating thoughts like, “I’m not an expert in this.” or “What if there are experts reading it and they don’t agree with what I say, and they find my statements amusing instead of convincing?” Madami akong blog posts na hindi ko na-publish…
How He ruthlessly perfects, Whom He royally elects!
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him.
It’s me saying “its Ok, I too am struggling about that, and more than that. So you see, you’re still better off than me.”
Siguro, my kind of faith is like that of Peter: “this-is-crazy-don’t-try-this-at-home” kind of faith.
And I understand not everyone will agree with it.
Do you know what are Spiritual Temper Tantrums? Let me give you my own example, from my own experience:
Is there anyone that fails, Is there anyone that falls, Am I the only one in church today feelin’ so small?
In my younger years, I have judged those whose fashion statement is different than mine — lalo na yung mga kabataang nakikisabay sa uso. I called them lovers of this world, hindi totoong Christians, and other judgmental thoughts that I will be too ashamed to say in public.
What would you do, what would you feel, if one day God told you to do something considered inappropriate in your Christian community?
Naisipan kong balikan kung anong sinulat ko sa aking blog/journal tungkol sa pagpasok ng 2013, at kinilabutan ako sa nabasa ko…
I was projecting my hurt and humiliation at an institution because that’s a much larger target.