Do abusers do monstrous things? Yes. But I don’t believe those actions have to define them if they truly change. That is one of the beautiful things about the offer of Jesus to me – the hope that anyone can be redeemed. But on the flip side, I struggle, and get angered by, the more common practice of showering the abuser with “grace”. Delivering justice is sometimes the most gracious thing you can do, both for the victims and for the perpetrators.
Sometimes I do hate Jesus. But my relationship with God incarnate is much more complicated than one emotion. The most profound time I encountered the phrase “Sweet Jesus” came at one of the most bitter moments of my life, and I used to spew the title as sarcastic accusation against the God who I believed … Continue reading Sweet Jesus
It’s been an awful long time since I’ve blogged. Some of it’s been because I’ve been busy working, training and doing school. Some of it’s because I’ve been incredibly depressed and these blog posts require an incredible level of emotional honesty towards myself that I tend to protect myself from. Most of it’s been because … Continue reading Give Him Another Chance
Sometimes I hate Jesus and He still loves me and that is what makes Him amazing and moves me to love and trust Him