So if you are friends with me on facebook, you know that I am a huge fan of the evangelical writer, Rachel Held Evans.
I'm constantly reposting her blog posts and with good reason, her blog is WONDERFUL.
Upon introduction, I found her blog posts thoughtful, well written, well researched, and fair. When I saw she had a book out, I immediately bought it (Evolving in Monkeytown). It didn't disappoint, either. I highly recommend it...but I digress.
About a month ago, I was reading her latest post 13 things I won't do this election season. I was amazed. As soon as I read it, I saw so much of myself.
Especially #2, starting fights on facebook about politics.
Now I'm not so sure I've started any fights, but that hasn't stopped me from participating in the full force. So when I read her post, I have to say, I was inspired.
I told myself this time, I would be different.
So instead of fighting, I have not clicked any links and/or read comments that I know will upset me. I have also avoided posting links that support my political views and might cause a fight or encourage discord among my facebook friends.
I have avoided temptation, because as my mom so rightly put it, I have an overactive sense of justice that cannot leave well enough alone.
Except for a few clicks of a like on a link or two, I've been good.
No random fights,
No snarky comments,
No midnight yelling at the computer screen...
But I finally saw something I couldn't resist and instead of putting it on facebook for all to see, I thought I'll put in on my blog. Because to be honest, I've met such a nice group of people blogging that I thought you might be polite enough to ignore my weaknesses.
So I hope you can forgive me and my one (sort of) political blog post.
Side note- definitely check out Rachel's blog! It is fabulous. I have learned so much about different religions from her Ask a...Series.