There's a kid sitting beside me in the coffee shop. He's obviously an underclassman and he goes to the U of A. His friends are egging him on "Are you still a Christian like you were at the beginning of the semester?" You can see in his eyes he's cornered. He's insecure and he wants to make sure that his answers please those sitting beside him, waiting to judge his answers.
"I don't want to be anything. I hate labels, and that's all Christianity is"
His friends nod with approval. They are pleased, so he is pleased.
Poor, lost boy.
We are all poor, lost boys.
WHY do we feel like we have to hide and keep who we are, who and what we love a secret?
SINCE WHEN is our identity based on two people who, in a few years, you won't remember their names?
HOW can this be a way of life that's appealing to us? Always trying to measure up to every fickle human being around us?
Why can't we just grow up? Stand on a rooftop and yell "THIS IS WHO I AM! Take it or leave it, but I love it because it was worth dying for".
Who you are is beautiful. Who you are is on purpose. Own it.
I'm praying for you, poor lost boy.