I read a variety of blogs and news sites on a regular basis. Some of my readings come from tweets and posts that grab my attention. This is one of the latter.
I am not sure what it was that caught my gaze or even brought me to the point of continuing the read. It isn’t even on a site I often would consider. I can tell you that the author, Lauren Hough, did a great job in holding my attention.
Now, as I said, this isn’t from a source, The Huffington Post, I would normally give too much attention to. Nor is it a topic I would normally grab, but maybe that’s the point here. I read this and I was really struck with one thought. How much do we know about each other? About the REAL America? You be the judge. Read Hough’s piece, I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.
Now, before you jump on my about the idea of not knowing the real America, give this a chance and give it a read. I think you may just be surprised at how much you find to be realistic, if you are honest with yourself.
This article also made me consider where I am, in terms of my spirituality. I am a Christian. I am a Christ-Follower. Now, I know the response that seems to get from many. Let me be perfectly clear.
First, I HATE that I have to bring this up. It tells me that there are things that have gotten a bit too far from where we should be, as Christians.
Now, to the point. As a Christian, if you read this article and can’t get past the very basic fact that the author is a lesbian, you might want to take a step back and think about that. She addresses it in her article, so I won’t get too deep into it. Suffice it to say that it is NOT ours to judge her, or anyone else. We are called to love each other, not to judge.
Next, let’s take a look at the article. She really talks about the underbelly that having a job like this exposes you to. Can you imagine what she has seen that is not in the article? To think about it really makes me think about where we are, not only as a nation, a country, but as a society.
Give it a read. The view from the Cable Guy!
(WARNING: Language in the linked piece is a bit coarse at times. Subject matter is PG-13. Reader discretion is advised.)
Ab omni fide