Why Did I Really Publish a Colouring
Do you want to know why I really published a colouring book?
I got tired. Achingly weary right to my bones. I got tired of all the debates; of all the arguing. Of all the loud talking but the not doing.
I look at facebook and there are so many debates and vaguebooking and complaining and I wondered what I was really doing for the world. Everyone has opinions - even strong opinions. I do as well. But are we going to ever convince the next person to change their strong opinions? I doubt that I will ever convince you to think the way I think and I sure know that you won't convince me.
Facebook and social media seemed to be boiled down to attacking one another and smearing people groups and ideas in the mud. What good does this do? What does it accomplish? Is this who we have become? Have we become people who don't accept the people that we don't agree with? Have we become people who just want to be right no matter what it costs?
Sometimes we think that if we are saying something loud on facebook or in social media we are living life loud. Which in fact is not true. Loving your neighbor is living your life loud. Yelling on face book is just that - it's yelling.
I have opinions on gun control and health plans and transgender bathrooms and presidents and refugees. But I feel like stating my opinion is not changing the world. I wish it were that easy.
I want to change the world. I got tired of sitting in my beautiful small church wanting to do something great but really just having a hard time getting up on Sunday and getting there in time to set up all the stuff. I wanted my life to mean something. I wanted to impact something or someone. If we have stopped doing that as a church, as a family, or as an individual, we have stopped living life boldly and beautifully.