The conversation continues – that ugly banter of “my right is so much more right than your right.”
It really is sickening, isn’t it?
And I find myself often asking, where does my heart lie as a woman of faith?
Like so many, I grew up in the Church. And whereas I am able to say I am no longer necessarily a card-carrying product of that upbringing in its entirety, I must be completely honest with myself by admitting that being a
(Upper) Middle Class,
Woman of Faith
is undoubtedly the filter through which I have come to perceive the world around me.
And as self-aware as I may be, I also got an A in grad school statistics, therefore
I am aware of the concept.
Statistically, that filter through which I see life is
Can we all just admit that about ourselves, no matter where we fall on the spectrum?
Our perception is UNRELIABLE.
So, then what?
Well, here’s the thing. I believe the way in which I can continue to re-adjust my perception of the world in which I live is to continue to strive to be a woman of faith through prayer and humility and study,
And by relationships, I mean entering into friendships with people
who do NOT look, act, and respond to life around them
And by doing so, you know what I have discovered?
10% of what I believe remains true – true-to-the-very-core-of-my-being – true.
90% is, well, not.
God MADE Adam and Eve.
And in the end, if I truly believe we are all made in the image of God, how can I not cling to that 10% which cries out
God is LOVE.