So someone is using my church email address to sign me up for all kinds of things.
Thus far, this person has signed me up for:
- a Tunnel Bear Club (no idea what that is)
- contacted a counselor saying I need help (I actually do need help, and do use counseling). But said that I was a father to two sons and serving as a pastor of a wayward congregation. Clearly this person doesn’t know the Little Church or Lakewood Grace.
- a National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (this is my favorite. Cracked me up!)
- as a volunteer United Church of Christ (No thanks. Already pretty busy with my church and denomination), Focus on the Family (I have great respect for Focus on the Family)
- and the list goes on.
And using my name and email to leave comments on other church’s web pages. That part is not too cool. I have no idea what you’re saying using my name and email.
So, you. Yeah you! The you that is impersonating me. I’ve got a couple of things to say to you.
First, whoever is doing this, you’re pretty creative. A good mixture of stuff.
Second, get a life! Try Jesus. He can really change your life around. He changed mine!
Finally, if you are checking out my blog and church web page because you got a weird message from my church email address, please know it wasn’t me.
It is so easy to give opinions.
It doesn’t cost a thing to go on Yelp or Google and give a poor rating.
But what we forget is that every business and every restaurant we so non-chalantly rate is someone’s life. They have given themselves fully to their business. They want it to succeed. It’s so easy to hide behind the screen and give someone a low rating.
I get that we live in a highly mobile and social media savvy world.
But it’s a cruel world where the only thing necessary to become a critic is a screen and access to the internet.
People don’t choose to be addicts.
Addicts know their addiction is destroying them and everything they hold dear.
Yet addicts are powerless against their addictions. Their addictions rule and reign over their lives. They are at the mercy of their addictions. They are trapped and imprisoned by addictions.
It may look like it’s a kind and loving thing to provide a safe and clean place for people to shoot up and provide clean needles. But this is the opposite of love. It is keeping people enslaved to their addictions.
Help people get clean and sober.
And when they relapse, help them get clean and sober again.
And when they relapse, help them again to get clean and sober.
And when they relapse, help them to get clean and sober again.
No one wants to be miserable. No one wants to ruin their lives.
Help people to get free of their addictions.