So I may not have much authority in my own self, sure. I may not have much authority in the eyes of the world or even the Church, particularly the dwellers of The Table. I may not have authority of rhetoric or debate, arguments or prose, PhDs piled behind my name alongside womens’ studies or biblical literature notations. Even if I get slammed by critics, even if I’m wrong, even if, even worse, no one reads it ever, even if: I want to be faithful. I want to be faithful to the work God has given me to do.
Yes! Even if I get slammed. Even if I am wrong. These are the kinds of words that help me be bold. I have held back from writing for so long because I don’t want to face criticism and I don’t want to be wrong. No longer.
So I've spent a couple of years thinking about blogs. I read them everyday and I love them. I have friends who blog religiously (mostly about religion actually), but I've always held back for one simple reason. I'm a perfectionist. If I can't do it perfectly the first time I try, I give up.
Not anymore. I'm trying to use one word for 2013 as a theme. A bunch of people I read have done this, so I've spent some time thinking about my word. My word is bold. Bold. Bold enough to make mistakes. Bold enough to be wrong. Bold enough to try.
Do I know what it entails? Nope. Do I have a clue what this means? No. Does this bother me? Significantly. For too long, though, I've never even tried. Is time to try. And fail. And hopefully, grow.
I don't know what this blog will become, but right now I'm being bold and putting it and myself out there.
Welcome to my blog.