I just read a blog post that broke my heart - and really pissed me off, all at once. I had stop following this particular blogger a while back because I just couldn't take the self-absorbed whining any more. When I first started blogging and ran across her blog, I liked her voice and admired the things she wrote about her family and faith, as well as their commitment to mission work. Then somewhere along the way, I realized that sharing her thoughts was all a self-promotion thing and well, frankly, it turned me off. I stopped following a couple other look-at-me blogs around the same time - but every once in a while I get curious and check them out to see what I've missed. And today I read the post that hurt me to the depths of my soul. She actually wrote about her personal struggle with including a motherless, hungry child begging for attention with her own kids at playtime - and even worse, at meal time. Honestly, what person who professes to love God would have to think twice about inviting this lost soul in? And are we not supposed to give our gifts in private, so the Lord, who sees everything will reward us? I know, I'm judging - none of us is perfect, but don't shout to the rooftops (or the world wide web) what a good Christian you are if you are too blind to entertain an angel when God puts one right in front of you.
Lord forgive me, I'm getting off the soapbox now.