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.