Christians can be jerks

Someone took the liberty of subscribing me to an email chain written by maybe the angriest man on the face of the earth. I read his email and imagine he likes punching small puppies in his spare time.
He’s a Christian. I know I am the only person ever to encounter an angry Christian.
Truth is, I’m somewhat if a jerk sometimes too. So how come people who are all about love can sometimes seem so angry?

The other day at work one of my co-workers was  waiting for her husband to finish a meeting so they could eat together. He was 12 minutes late. I spent that 12 minutes telling her a list of ways I would respond to his tardiness.

  1. Eat without him
  2. Storm into his meeting flipping over tables
  3. Order two plate of food. When he arrives throw it on the ground and say “I bet it will take more than 12 minutes to clean that up!”
  4. Take their only car home and leave him at work. Turn your phone off and when he comes home say, “sorry to keep you waiting.”
  5. When he arrives, punch him in the face

Yes. I am kind of a jerk

As I left our conversation I was reminded the great theologian Father Cavenaugh, the priest from the movie Rudy, said, “Son, in thirty-five years of religious study, I’ve come up with only two hard, incontrovertible facts; there is a God, and, I’m not Him.”

I am grateful for that fact. As much as sometimes I wish I had answers for things or control of things. I also know that I can be selfish, arrogant, self-serving, and angry.

I’m grateful there is a God, and I am grateful I am not Him. 


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