I have been spending the past few days trying to make sense of what happened last week. Only a few people really know the full extent of what happened, so I will begin by summing it all up:
Two Thursday's ago I began a series on the tensions we need to keep in Christianity. I began by explaining the tension between the individual journey and the communal journey. Last Thursday I discussed the tension between reaching people with content and how that content is expressed. This message went viral on Reddit. Over 400 people visited Fig Tree from the subreddit link. Of those 400 visits it was shared with others and 400 plus more people found the meditation that day. This has made last Thursday's meditation the second most visited mediation to date. It had enough upvotes to keep it on hot page of /r/Christianity for most of the day. From everything I just shared, it was well received. By the end of the day it was like by 79%, which is good for a Reddit link.
However, there was a very vocal minority that spoke up and shared their opinion. Before I continue I wish to say, thank goodness for the dialogue. I appreciated all of it. Week after week I end by saying I want to hear from you, and I mean it. If I am wrong I want to hear it. If you have something to add, I want to hear that too. Nothing is going to be solved by simply reading and moving on. Part of being the Body of Christ is connecting. So this isn't a bully pulpit moment. I hope if nothing else makes sense, that is understood.
The vocal minority helped me realize what needs to be said about the internet.
Well, I believe that hits the highlights. I am glad what happened last Thursday and I wouldn't take it back. If it hurt, I'm sorry. This is me showing you I put up my sword years ago. No guest meditator, or minister of Fig Tree will carry a sword here. I hope that clears the air. This is a place of love.
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