I was torn up online. I was hurt by people I didn’t know. My attackers called themselves Christians, and were chastising my lack of faith.
But it wasn’t a lack of faith at all. It was an honest statement. Probably one all too many of us could have related to if we were honest.
That’s the key though.
We live in a culture that doesn’t promote honesty.
If you have a problem, it should be kept secret. You should quietly overcome it and then shout your awesomeness.
While you’re in the midst of a struggle though? Well, we don’t talk about that.
Why don’t we?
Why don’t we open our arms wide and love each other?
Jesus never once said, “let the perfect come to me.” He said, “It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” (Luke 5:31 NIV) He came to save sinners, so why should ashamed to admit that’s us? Why do we shame others when they acknowledge that they are who God says we all are? Imperfect, sinful, failures, in need of a Savior.