One of my New Year’s resolutions is to make more enemies. “What??”, you say. Let me explain.
A few weeks back I received a blistering email in response to a tweet I posted (long story). After recovering from the initial shock, I’ve been thinking that maybe it’s not so bad to make some people upset. As a Christian who is wants to see God’s people live way that gives glory to the God we serve, it shouldn’t surprise me that I might make some folks upset. Both those on the left and the right, may be frustrated with me at times and rightly so.
Now that doesn’t mean that I want to be a jerk who annoys everyone I come in contact with. No – in fact, my second resolution is to learn basic greetings in Somali, Polish and Arabic so I can greet more people on the streets of London. But I have resolved to not worry so much about how people might respond to my writing. My hope is that I’ll be able to challenge some and encourage others but in doing so, I may even get a few more emails.
And that’s OK.