your answer to that statement could go in many different directions, depending on your belief system, how your day went, what stress you are under, the direction of your life etc.
on this day his Facebook status read "God is an @$#0(%! Leviticus 26"
my friend wondered what my response would be. i have a couple...
1. "wow! he's being pretty real with his emotions." there is no question on where he is at right now.
2. the sad part is that i am sure this sent many of his friends running for the hills with their lightning antennas up so they would not get hit. or they brought out the post to tie him to for the barbecue. or maybe that was just my experience earlier in life. i should not be too hard because its sometimes hard to know what to do when someone is that real with their emotions.
3. for his statement to be true, it implies a belief is God. the fact that he gives a scripture reference shows he read the Bible. i take both of these as a positive and he has opened a conversation with his statement, what more could you ask for.
4. i have been there. i have been mad at the world and at God, when i got busted. the scripture reference he used has to do with punishment for disobedience. which begs the question, "if you really loved me, why would you punish me so?" it's easy to get angry at those that try to hold us accountable for our actions. every action has a consequence, some positive, some not so much.
we can get confused about the freedom we find in love. if i really love you, i will hold you to a standard. if i just let you do whatever you want and don't address it, that's neglect not love. none of us wants to get in trouble and when we do we will do anything to get the spotlight off us. even turn the anger we have at getting caught upon the one that loves us enough to say something.
5. what if there was a place where people could be real and could talk and deal with these issues without feeling like they had a scarlet letter on their forehead? i would love to work there. maybe we would even call it church.