A few days ago somebody sent out a tweet saying they were praying for my salvation. As I read it, I more or less appreciated it. Things like that used to make me angry, but maybe I was just tired and in a more sensitive mood. My take on the tweet was that I could use all the prayers anybody was willing to give, and also that I sincerely hope when I see Jesus face to face, I am one of the ones He says He knows.
I think my attitude toward fundamentalists, legalists and the overall self-righteous is beginning to change. Can you imagine being the guy who sent that tweet? I picture a man going to bed at night feeling smug, feeling some standard of measure that he’s attained, a standard of measure based on comparing himself to others [...]