I just realized that I haven't posted anything in a while.
Sorry that the first thing back is a bit of a pitty-party.
I am kind of having the "perfect storm" of down days. I am doing the post vacation re-entry. I am still unemployed. People, in general, are pissing me off. I really am losing my faith in the viability of the organized church. And I really don't know what else I would do if I weren't a clergy being. And to top it all off, I forgot to take my "happy drugs."
While sitting here, waiting for call things to happen, I keep wondering if the church is worth putting my effort into. It seems to be filled with people who are just plain mean. It seems as if the church has forgotten that we are supposed to be followers and emulators of the one who told us to love our neighbor. We are not supposed to be lording our righteousness over others. Hell, what righteousness?? The church seems so hell-bent on proving that they are so good because everyone else is so bad.
Then we have people who text and drive. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU NEED TO BE TOLD? Contrary to what your mommy told you, lady in Cadillac SUV, you are NOT that special. Weaving in lanes, speeding up and then crossing across three lanes because you missed the exit. If you were paying attention to the road, you wouldn't have had to cut everyone off.
Vacation was nice, though. I like the ocean!