last week, i posted about having to share my favorite chair at starbucks with a guy who had fallen asleep in it, only to wake up hours later, asking for his coffee to be refreshed and to begin bragging about the wild night he had the night before. at the time, i was half amused/half annoyed by the scene he caused and i posted about it.
luckily for me, i have readers who care about me and what i work to accomplish as an Orthodox blogger. i’ve said in the past how much i love getting feedback from all of you-and i do. even when it’s to straighten me out. this afternoon, i got such a loving email from a reader telling me how that post seemed to have ‘missed it’s mark’ on this blog. and you know what? deep down i knew that. it just felt good to make light of it for a moment. though, truth be told, the joke was really on me. shame on me.
over and over again i say how thankful i am for the community of incredible people this blog has brought into my life, and i mean it more than ever at times like this. you all are such a blessing in my life and i am so thankful that you care enough to reach out when you think i need it. thank you sincerely.
you know, i say all the time that this blog has transpired into the exact opposite of what i intended when i started it. i sought advice and encouragement from other orthodox brothers and sisters and i am always completely caught off guard when others say they come here for that very same reason.
so, i must ask forgiveness from all of you who read that post. from all of you who i brought down with my own stumble.
a true christian would have felt pity for that man and found a way to help. i simply made a joke out of it. which should be a constant reminder to all of you that i am much more imperfect than this blog may sometimes depict. i definitely do not always make the right decisions or react the way i know i should. i stumble, i fall, i downright bite the dust sometimes. and no matter how careful i try to be at not bringing you down with me, sometimes i know i do. and i am truly sorry for that.