Our culture and society tries its best to tell us what is hot, new, hip, what we should like, what we should eat, what clothes to wear, what cars to drive, what homes to live in, what music is the best, what it means to fit in, to find acceptance…… the list goes on.

Problem is this. I find (along with many others) that I care less about whats new, whats hot, or what I’m suppose to like.

I don’t like Filet Mignon, red sports cars, or wearing ties.

I don’t like pepperoni on my pizza.

I don’t like saying or hearing long prayers before dinner time.

I only watch football once a year (Superbowl) and have no idea what team I’m suppose to like.

I love blue jeans and a plain white v-neck T-shirts. Board shorts and flip flops.

I love praying when I’m out in the ocean surfing.

I love getting packages in the mail (its like Christmas)!! I’ll order something online just so I can get a package, wait for the UPS, and open it as if it’s a surprise ….. every time.

I love going to church and not having to pretend to be something I am not. I am not perfect. I am me.

Are you —You? Or are you the version of you that society, culture, or other Christians have told you what your suppose to be?

Truth is its “Being yourself” is getting harder and harder. Some of us have wore the mask of cultural correctness for so long that who we are is but a distant memory. A forgotten album of a time long long ago.

…..and yet there are moments when we get glimpses of who we really are.


Rich Mullins in the film Ragamuffin says this:

“If you’re half as cultured and refined as most Christians wish you were, He [Jesus] would be useless to Christianity.”

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