Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

I just don't get it anymore.

Mr. P. and I have been having on-going conversations about people-in-general, Christians-specifically, and hypocrisy. Frankly, I'm all confuseded now.
If you change your mind on something, you're a hypocrite. If you tell someone else to do/think something you don't or haven't previously, you're a hypocrite. And of course, Christians are hypocrites more than the general population. (hope your hearing my sarcasm) Oh, and being a hypocrite is the worst thing one could end up being.
Have I got all the bases covered there?
How's a person supposed to feel about hypocrisy? And is a Christian supposed to ignore feeling like a hypocrite and chalk it up to spiritual growth? Or does that depend on what's making the Christian in question (say that 10x fast) feel like a hypocrite?
This just makes my head hurt.

Til next squeak,

3 Squeaks from the Maze:

The Lazy Vegan said...

Um, okay, I'll bite (this from a non-Christian). You're not hypocritical, IMO, if you're an imperfect Christian or other spiritual flavor who screws up now and then (don't we all?). You're only a hypocrite if you *pretend* to be perfect or because you've been "forgiven for your sins" (and tell everyone else they're not) with a whole bunch of self-righteousness. ("I'm going to heaven and you're not unless you believe just as I do, too, nyah, nyah.")

I don't think you're in that category, so don't worry. ;-) (And incidentally, it goes the other way too. All us non-Christian folks gotta watch ourselves so we don't ass-u-me every Christian is of self righteous ilk, too. And we can be just as guilty of the, "My way is better than your way" stuff we complain about. To each his/her own, truly.)

Mrs. P. said...

I think you just nailed the missing piece in my equation! Pretending to maintain perfection. I will say that at least when I screw up, I freely proclaim it, own it, and repent of it. Frankly, if I think I'm not messing up daily, then that should be a warning flag to me that pride is creeping in. Like you said, the "I'm-better-than-you" syndrome that all humans fall prey to.
Who says non-believing vegs are morons? Bah. You're throwin' the curve off! LOL.

The Lazy Vegan said...

>Who says non-believing vegs are morons? Bah. You're throwin' the curve off! LOL.

Glad to oblige. :-)

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