[TELEGRAM] The Adventures of the Aggressively Pious
“How you believe God perceives people will determine how you respond to them.” -Jacquelyn K. Heasley
I see your eyes darting back and forth, and you’re sitting on the edge of the couch again. This is how you get when you sense an opportunity. Relax and let me finish my story. Listen for a bit longer.
I already know what you’re about to say. I’ve heard the pitch. It’s boring the way you sell God to me using someone else’s words. You promise that God loves us intimately but you treat me like a customer. Your approach makes faith feel more like a pyramid scheme. Do you think there’s a heavenly bonus once you preach at a certain number of people?
Please stop talking about your earnest devotion. Can’t I just see God shining through your life instead? Because I rarely see it in you, and I want to see it in you.
Are these telegrams new to you? Here’s a little background on what they are, and why.