Friday, November 9, 2012
Why I blog instead of posting on facebook
I love this picture. Laura got too close to the edge of the volcanic shore and got drenched by a crashing wave. We were on a day long trek and would not even allow her to go home and change.
Facebook frustrates me because people do not have enough room to put in the backstory. Yesterday a friend I no longer see in my present life said she was in a relationship, and I did not even know she was out of her old one, the one that produced her family.
She represents a growing subset of folks I know who have walked away from her old way of life in church to find meaning and freedom and it seems that the freedom comes with a high cost.
I cherish the freedom of faith and often chomp at the bit against legalists who try to spy out my freedoms and repress them with petty mores, but at the same time there are some ledges that we can fall from that really impact the lasting foundations of love and commitment to God.
Facebook allows you to announce you are in a relationship, but breaking vows is still breaking vows, and I am sad for all involved.