Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Things I Can't Say on Facebook

Dear clergy friends (and you know which ones you are),
Thanks for your interest in my upcoming appointment. I'm going to assume you genuinely have my best interest at heart and aren't simply fueling the gossip mill.

However, I would appreciate it if you keep your knowing looks, and hints of trouble, and blantant sharing of negativity to yourself. I know all churches have struggles and difficult people. I know my new church has its share. Still, I plan to go into this knowing God loves 'em, and so do I. If this seems too PollyAnna-ish for you, that's your problem. You see, I prefer my method of chosing hope to the alternative hopelessness. I pray you will also be able to find hope in your own situation.

Sincerely,
Me

5 comments:

Songbird said...

All that and more. Hugs and prayers.

God_Guurrlll said...

It reminds me of a story I heard about a cohort of kids in a church in Connecticut. When my friend became their confirmation teacher, the kids were distant, surly. She asked what was going on and they told her that she was going to hate them because they are the class that everyone hates. She made up her mind to love them even in their acting out. They tested the limits and she loved them. Because of her love and faith in them they became the best confirmands ever. God is calling you to do the same.

Prayers ascending my friend.

mid-life rookie said...

God Gurrrlll,
What a good word. Thanks!

ElastiGirl said...

Amen Sister!!!

zorra said...

Go girl!
((MLR))