I hate misunderstandings. To quote my cousin Michael – “I know you’re not suppose to hate, but I hate misunderstandings. I just do. And I don’t feel bad about it.”
I found out today that I offended someone very badly about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I try so hard to say the right things to people I minister to. This time I said something that I thought was kind and caring, but they took it another way – and now they hate me.
And days like today, I hate ministry – not children’s ministry, just ministry in general – you know, the kind of ministry every Christian does. I hate it today! I am serious… I hate it.
On days like today I can identify with Derek Webb’s lyric:
“So I’m walking away from this, before I hurt someone. Cuz I’m facing enemies on both sides of the gun.”
I want to go home. My home doesn’t misunderstand me.