Monday, February 15, 2016

The Piety Virus

I am sorry but I have come down with a bad case of piety. Please forgive me. I assure you I am NOT holier than thou.

I when I hear Philippians 2:12-13 (Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and tremblingfor it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.) I visualize a jigsaw puzzle. I love jigsaw puzzles, both literal and figurative. This blog is a glimpse of my jigsaw puzzle. It's not a ministry. I do not blog to brag on my children, my clothes, my home, my marriage or my faith. I promise to post no pictures of me to show you how modest I think I am. Honestly, I think of blogging as vain.

I haven't sought readers for years, but this week I am going to peek out from under my rock (just a little). I expect I'll get a few more hits than the usual zero.

I enjoy reading blogs by women of Christian faith, and not only those with whom I agree. I like to read about other traditions. But I do not like when:

  • I am told what I believe by someone who does not share my beliefs.
  • I am told what I should believe (proselytizing). Particularly proselytizing by those who are unqualified to do so.
I don't *do* apologetics, but I do reserve the right to defend my beliefs. If I am not allow to do so because of the almighty power of moderation, I will do it here. I will strive to discuss ideas and not individuals. I don't know if I'll publish comments or not. A definite maybe. Hey, perhaps I won't get any!


Booky McBookerson said...

This made me chuckle a little. I kind of feel like I might have caught the "piety virus" myself lately, but sometimes you just have to put the truth out there. If someone thinks that means I think I'm better than everyone, I guess I can't help that.

And on one of your other posts, my exchange with the heretics ended with an unpublished comment too (I was frankly surprised they posted any really). Not reading heretics' blogs for Lent is probably not a bad plan. No sense arguing with the devil.

A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it. Prov 22:3

Sue Bee said...

Thank you for visiting! I think I am about over my piety virus. A cup of hot tea with lemon and honey each day helps soothe my irritated soul. ;-)

Like you said, I just want to put the truth out there. Not on a horse or anything, just out where it can be seen and perhaps people will realize who the false teachers really are.

Booky McBookerson said...

I always say there isn't much tea can't cure. Whenever people are getting irate, I just think, "Fer Chrissakes 'ave a cuppa tea!"

Sue Bee said...

You and Ray Davies have got it right!