05 February 2017
A Sign Post Ahead – Milestone Seventeen
Greetings Dear Reader,
This was the year that began my life-long love affair with Volkswagens. It was a taste of freedom like I had not known since summers with my Grandfather. My friend Mike and I drifted through that year in our respective yellow and blue Bugs like the world was ours. Sometimes we drove just to drive.
I had found Christ a few years earlier and was caught between loving him and wrestling with my all too deep anger. I wanted to follow Christ with all my heart. I was still angry and confused about the things that preceded my journey to him. I was also unknowingly part of a church that put their form of following ahead of love and kindness. They dealt in judgement and condemnation instead of fogginess and grace.
I was loud and large; angry and strong. I had no idea how arrogant and unpleasant I was. There was a girl I loved and she would spend time with me but then I would become too much to handle. I could not see how difficult it would be to stay with me.
As I entered my final year of high school things would unfold to put me in further anger and isolation. I turned the opportunity to learn and grow into more duality of person and presentation. The seventeenth milestone was one where I came so very close to losing everything to my anger and pain. There was still light to guide me but I was closing my eyes to it.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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