I’ve been getting a real sense of purpose about what to do with my…creative impulses over the past week or so. To tell you the truth, I’ve never really been afraid to write anything before, but I’m afraid of this.
The time commitment scares me.
The research scares me.
Potentially interviewing people scares me.
It all began with a post I retweeted from Rick Warren (read it here). It was extremely well done and not at all what I expected.
It made me think about a lot of things, not the least of which is how we who profess Christ represent him to the gay community. I wonder what they think of us?
What ideas do we have ingrained in our psyches about what gay men and women are like?
What are they like?
Where all this is going I don’t know, but when I read about Dan Cathy in that article it gave me pause about my own preconceived notions regarding LGBT people and how my personal interaction with them has been.
I realized I don’t know any gay people very well here, either at work or in my private life.
I realized the thought of gay people getting married does not make me feel threatened, and I’m really not sure how I feel (or ought to feel) about that.
I feel this issue and the controversy surrounding it is at least partly to blame for young people turning away from The Church (as a corporate entity) I don’t know what to do about that, and I’m not at all sure how this project will turn out in the end.
I only know I have to write it, and that as the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.