Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dear Anonymous...

I would like to thank you for the challenge you put forth last week. It made me think about 1) what I really believe regarding headcovering and 2) how to respond to someone who seems to be hotly debating something I believe.

I must say I have absolutely no idea who you are. And, that's ok. If you never tell me who you are and see me on the street, at a get-together, or in a church service you and I can smile and speak on friendly terms, as I am assuming we always have. Then again, if you do tell me who you are and then see me on the street, at a get-together, or in a church service - you and I can still smile and speak on friendly terms, as I am assuming we always have.

When I found out that you are someone I've known for a long time, my brain began to search for an answer to who "anonymous" could be. When I thought of certain people, I thought of how some of the things you said could have been re-interpreted into a different tone. Some of my friends can say things to me that may sound mean to strangers, but no big deal to me because I know the person & heart from which they come. Such may be the case in this situation. I don't know.

No matter...

Your apology was humble and sincere. I am truly humbled and grateful that you offered it. You are forgiven. Thank you for adding a little spark to my blog last week. May God always be with you and may you always know that I remain your friend.