The lurkers, the commenters, the readers, the browsers, the click-pasters and e-pastors; the church members, church seekers, church-sick; elders, deacons, ministers, leaders, followers; friends, acquaintances, and completely-unknown-to-me folks who drop by here for a visit once in a while.
We’re an unusual group, aren’t we?
Every kind of background, gender, color, race, creed or lack thereof. All sorts of points of view on all sorts of matters. But we meet each other here and at other blogs and we interact, commune, agree, disagree, bicker, discuss, praise, decry, consent, assent, and dissent – for the most part, amicably.
We don’t have to agree all the time, or on everything. Most of us agree that Jesus of Nazareth is the living Christ, Lord and Person of the Triune God, and most of the rest of the truly important things we believe are simply details of that core faith. And we’d do whatever we had to do if we could persuade the rest of that one central, foundational, incontrovertible fact.
I’m grateful beyond description for each and every one of you … for the staggered time we’ve spent “together,” for the way you’ve stretched and challenged me, for the kindness and forgiveness you’ve offered.
Thank you, God, for my blogging buddies – and for changing my life for the better through them.