Saturday, November 03, 2012
Life In The Deep
There are those who are, while reading this, placing me into a category (Republican, Conservative, or whatever) that may then become more real and more important to them than my true, below the surface, identity: son of God, holy man, righteous man, dwelling place of God, servant of the church. And, maybe, those people won’t be able to hear me as well anymore because they’ll think of me with a worldly ID emblazoned upon my forehead: “Romney Voter.” And we will lose each other.
So why post this if I’m assisting people with inner-wall-building against me? I think because I want to explain all this in a way that might help us see why people don’t talk heart to heart—maybe with you. Why they don’t share their inner fears. Why they’d never confess failure or admit weakness with you because they’ve never ventured into anything deeper than shallow-end things with you. Is that clear enough? I love playing around in the shallows of humor and cartoons and seasonal beauty and stuff like that, which you’ll regularly see on my wall or blog or in LifeNotes. But I’d much rather get out of the shallows with you so we can actually get somewhere that counts. Somewhere that’s deeply true. Life is found there, and I want to share.