A good friend of mine, after reading my commentary on
I thought it was a great idea. And I started thinking about what the overall message I want people to get from Mo’ Boy. And it came to me in a flash, literally flowing off my fingertips onto my Word screen. It is thus:
- Everyone should just not get so bent out of shape.
- If that bothers you, read it again.
See, most of the problems I see in the church (that’s the small-c church, meaning the social network it provides, not the Big-C Church, meaning the true Gospel of Jesus Christ), is that too many people make and take too many opportunities to get all bent out of shape about this opinion or that idea or this policy or that concept. When in reality, much of it doesn’t deeply impact us all that much.
I mean, let’s get real, here. I love blogging as much as the next guy. I love sending out my ideas and my opinions. But I’m not arrogant enough, yet, to assume that I’m always (or even ever) right, nor to assume that my opinions are going to work in your life. I’m just spouting off my own opinions.
Now, the irony of this statement is not lost on me. In ranting about this very topic, I am, in fact, getting bent out of shape over other people who get bent out of shape. And you know, I can live with that irony. I enjoy it, in fact. I enjoy it because in doing so, I’m lightening up about my own getting tense. We all do it, the point is to learn to do it less.
So, feel free, as the occasion requires (even directed at me) to invoke the “MoBoy Doctrine” when letting someone kindly know that he or she is getting bent out of shape over something that really doesn’t matter.
And let’s all take a deep breath and not get so bent about what other people do or say. Life’s too short to spend it in a twist like that. And if that upsets you, then go get bent.