2020: How Has It Changed You?
They brought her back out along with a portable card reader to take my money.
All of my money…but the cat is priceless.
This, of course, was all because of the Covid19 pandemic.
It was a fitting end to a terrible year.
A year where nationally we endured and are enduring not only a pandemic, but a horribly divisive election season that has split not only votes, but families and churches.
A year when conspiracy theories were mixed with the Gospel and believed as fervently.
On top of all that, my town burned down.
Here on the site I’ve devoted the last 20 years to, we’re down about a thousand people a day and donations are at the lowest point in our history…we didn’t pick a side and pound it every day …people only contribute to confirmation bias.
Evidently, we offended a lot of folks with the little we did say.
We spoke when conscience demanded it and I sleep well at night…at least in the conscious part.
All this has changed me.
You will never see me inside an evangelical church again unless I know the pastor and either love him or have dirt on him…I loathe the American civil religion.
I’ve lost friends and acquaintances…usually without even knowing they left angry.
I no longer trust any influence I don’t know.
I’ve always been an introvert, but now I’m simply withdrawn.
I’m always tired and it takes forever to do simple tasks…the stress has sapped any vitality.
My view of the future has never been darker.
I’ve never known Jesus this well.
How have all the events of this year affected you?