Distortion of body image, a tree in the woods, hot sex as a married person, a LulaRoe sale, commentary on complimenting women’s bodies, my own blog post about the 21 Days of Prayer. These were all the things I shared on my personal Facebook profile yesterday (along with a super-cute picture of my kids and dogs).
And then someone sent me this message: Do you think people will take you seriously leading a PRAYER study when you are posting about sex and articles using the F-word? (There was some other stuff about “thinking about what’s best for you,” but I glazed right over that.)
I decided I would go ahead and answer that one publicly. Duh.
“Dear sanctimonious acquaintance of mine who inexplicably cares what I do and how I present myself,
My answer to your question regarding people taking me seriously has a very short answer: I don’t care. Let me elaborate. I really, really don’t care. I bought a book of prayer study for my own damn self (see what I did there?) and I told a couple of friends about it. One of them thought I should make it part of my public Facebook group to easily connect and also benefit others. I like to share, so yeah, I put it out there. Maybe people are reading and studying with me, maybe not. Do I care? See above. Prayer study is for one’s own self and their relationship with one’s own god. The God I happen to have a relationship with is absolutely thrilled I am sharing messages of equality and acceptance of all God’s people. My God is over the moon excited that I enjoy a sweet video of God’s amazing creations. My God is super stoked that I am in a healthy relationship with physical enjoyment. My God also loves that LulaRoe makes me feel comfortable AND pretty, because my God cares about my feelings. And I’m pretty sure my God is okay with an angry, sarcastic commentary on why people shouldn’t focus their attention and “compliments” on other people’s bodies, since that’s the one thing God goes ahead and leaves on Earth when God brings you to heaven! God doesn’t care if I say fuck (or type it). If people who follow me online “don’t take me seriously,” I’m really, really okay with that. If they think I’m some kind of lesser Christian because I have sex and swear and ALSO love Jesus, then we probably wouldn’t be friends in real life. Like you and me, SAOMWICWIDAHIPM (see above).”
I think that about says it all. Anything you would add, dear reader? Leave it in the comments, but I’m pretty sure SAOMWICWIDAHIPM will have stopped following me by then. Peace.