Bob... a work in progress....
I couldn't figure out if I wanted to do a blog... 'cause WHO cares what I think??!? Between the amazing phenomenon of 'selfies' and the unending monotony of ambiguous 'tweets' (like "I just made coffee!") - aren't we all sick of people worshiping themselves? I don't want a blog!
Then I thought about a public journal... (my son asked in the background, "but isn't that what a blog is?") Maybe an HONEST journaling (I think I made that word up) of my thoughts- without any of that AWFUL presumption that I am someone special... a REVEREND... to be REVERED! (LOL) No... the world doesn't need another platform speaker to demonstrate how perfect they are... and I'm far from perfect. A journal would be good for me. Not for others- but for myself. I'll share my thoughts and maybe more (and I really could care less if anyone reads it). Maybe a confession of my grumpy attitudes, my fears, anger and frustration with the times we live in... and maybe a place where I could talk about the daily redirecting that God does to get my heart BACK on track. I mean... that's all that St Augustine did when he wrote the "Confessions'- was blog about his fears, thoughts and theology... for like... about ten thousand posts... straight.
Seriously... NOT confessing our problems is what separates us from God- more often than not. Confession is just 'fessing up' what is tripping you up in life. We always think about the BIG things... the BIG sins that threaten our spiritual lives.... but I've seen with too many people how it is the little garbage that trips people up. Its the little stuff that accumulates and clogs up the arteries of our faith- blocking the life-blood of Christ- through our inability to confront the hundred little sins that we are afraid to confess! Yeah. Confession is good. It worked for Augustine... and they made him a saint! I imagine it couldn't hurt me either.
THUS... the 'Confessions of an Irreverent Reverend' is born!