I Shall Not Be Moved

Thanks to Jack Kauffman, a deacon at Bethel Baptist Church, for this guest post.

rootsThe Easter season is a time when Christians tend to look inward. I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, and more often than not, I don’t especially like what I see. Two premises come to mind as I do this: 1) I am not always the man others think I am, and 2) I am not always the man I imagine myself to be. Others see the suit and the smile but not the heart, and I am thankful that my heart is not visible for inspection, for it is not always a pretty sight. Also, I tend to imagine myself better than I really am. I judge myself more lightly than I judge others for the same weaknesses and offenses and I tend to think my backbone’s a little stiffer than it actually is. Continue reading