Yesterday, Dave Black posted the following words (Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.):
“A living epistle, read by all” (2 Cor. 3:2). I love this word picture. Paul suggests that we are to allow others to turn the pages of our lives and read the fine print. The imagery points to open and honest communication. As a rule, however, we gild the covers of our lives and conceal the contents. I think this is often true of blogging. Conversely, a blog can reveal our hidden faults. The impudent tone, the look of disdain, the judgmental or superior attitude — all these jeopardize the message, regardless of how true that message may be. On the other hand, love liberates. Everywhere in the blogosphere I see Christians who are seeking to use their words to edify others. They’re not reactionary, they’re not fussing over minor matters, they’re not pontificating, they have a philosophy of blogging that gives them a happy freedom to seek in specific and creative ways to serve others.
He then goes on to exhort all of us to “journey together back to what is of ultimate importance.”
I hope that my blog is also a “Barnabas blog” – a source of encouragement to my readers. I also hope that it is a window into my life – the good, the bad, and the ugly. I know that I am often encouraged and strengthened by the interaction here.
We may disagree from time to time, but in Christ we are family. Thank you for sharing this journey with me.