Blogging – especially about faith – has been a humbling experience. Pretty quickly I learned that I’m not writing to instruct, but to learn. Each lesson I draw from scripture is one I need to internalize; sometimes I can, sometimes … not so much. Every day I realize how far short I fall from being the person I think Jesus and God want me to be.
But that’s a good thing. More than once I’ve paused before doing or saying something to think: “Be the person your blog thinks you are” and made a (hopefully) better choice. James warns us about the dangers of calling ourselves teachers, the struggle with hypocrisy. So I’m happy to be a flawed student sharing my notes and homework with you.
Today marks the one year anniversary of Comfort & Challenge. I haven’t missed a day, though some have squeaked in just under the midnight wire, and that surprises me. I have you to hank for that. Thoughtful, kind, and challenging reactions here and in the Facebook group help me feel like this is a conversation, and it would be rude to quit in the middle. Plus I am genuinely interested in what you have to say.
Because the blog is based on the daily lectionary, and the lectionary takes us through the bible in two years, we have reached the halfway point of Comfort and Challlenge, at least in its current format. I am excited for the downhill leg, and blessed to share it with readers who have been with me from the start and those who meet us along the road.
Thank you for reading, and God bless you.