I’ve said it many a time before, but it bears repeating – I make no apologies for what I say online. I tend to let the words flow out without a filter – that’s just the way I write.
Have I ruffled feathers? Oh yes……..I certainly have. I guess that’s part of my natural ability. What is funny is that some people seem to get all bent out of shape when I state anything that has to do with my faith – or rather their perception on how I’m trying to change my life due to it.
People take comfort in many things in life – some material, and some immaterial. Sometimes it takes no effort at all, while sometimes it takes a tragic loss in life to cause someone to re-evaluate their whole life and what they really should be doing.
Matthew 5:43-45 says “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you…”
I’ve been persecuted before many times in my life, and for quite a while growing up, I tended to despise those who did. “Who are they to judge how I live my life?” I would think, and end up resenting them for being so judgmental. I’ve lost friends over it before – it happens. Oh wait………I said this part before in an earlier post.
Do I stop posting things that happen in my life that I feel are blessings? Do I stop trying to be inspirational? Hey……it’s my life, my journal, my Facebook page, my Twitter feed, my YouTube channel. As I’ve told people when I would go out and perform in drag……..if you don’t like what you see, then don’t look and go somewhere else!
After all…………there are buttons called “unfollow”, “unfriend”, “block”, and others that you can use to filter your social life. If what I say is so offensive that you cannot stand it, then by all means………use those buttons. Exercise your choice. I’ve been alone before, and even if I have no contacts left online when all is said and done, I will never be alone again.