I'm running the gamut of emotions right now. Hurt, frustrated, shocked, outraged, incredulous. Super pissed off.
I want to confront. To yell and scream and question the size of someone's huevos. I want to defend. To justify and explain. I want to get in my two cents worth. I want to have the last word.
I want to open someone's eyes and make him feel small. Knock him off of his high horse. Deflate his great big giant ego so he can see he's nothing but a piece of garbage dressed in a fancy bag.
I despise people who judge. People who are hypocritical. People who are so quick to point out the faults of others while trying to hide who they really are.
Especially when these people claim to be followers of Christ. Use their Christianity to tear down others. Hide their gossip within fake expressions of concern.
Who do you think you are? You don't know us. You don't know anything about our lives. You don't know that we work hard to provide for our family, that our children are our first priority. You don't know the love that fills this house. You don't know what's in our hearts.
How dare you. How dare you look down your nose at us. How dare you spew your disgusting lies. How dare you forget where you came from. How dare you think you are any better than anyone else. You are the reason people mock Christianity. You are the reason so many others think Christians are nothing but ignorant, hateful, hypocritical nut jobs.
You don't know us. And you obviously don't know the same God we know. Our God loves. Our God provides strength. Our God forgives. Our God allows us to sleep at night, to look ourselves in the mirror in the morning, and to look each other in the eye every day with no secrets and no regrets.
So you just keep hiding behind your pulpit. Keep vomiting your outrageous amounts of self righteous crap. Keep deceiving people. Keep pretending to be something you are not. We know who you are. A liar. And a coward.
And more importantly, we know who we are. And we are not ashamed.