So a few weeks back I had a young man visit the church for the first time. He was wearing a shirt that was probably intended to get a reaction. I did react to the shirt but not likely the way he thought I might. I agreed with it and encouraged the notion.
Sorry if the language offends you but I didn’t design the shirt. With my students I try to be very frank and real with them. They are likely to say these kind of words so I guess I just don’t get offended by them. I don’t bother with them myself but I figure there are worse things in the world, and complacency is one of them.
Something is wrong when we get more offended that the short has a “bad word” on it than at the idea of complacency that allows us to complain about our situation without doing anything about it. I am personally ready to see a revolution in the church and in our culture. I am preaching word of Life from what Christ said and these teens are really getting onboard. I think they are ready for a revolution. I am tired of talking about change. I’m ready to make waves and ride them to a new place.
On a side note, Monday I saw a bumper sticker that proclaimed “Question Authority.” Actually the car was covered in bumper stickers to that effect but was a really nice $50k SUV … seemed ironic but whatever. It occurred to me that I am basically holding to that idea and even preaching it to some degree and yet I am now part of the authority. Anyone else think that is ironic?