I must be honest, guys, my heart burns with passion and indignation on this subject, which is why it has taken me a while to write this post. I knew I would have to be very careful with my words, not only because of my own personal experiences with this topic, but also because I can hear the voices of many echoing in my mind. In fact, recently there has been an increase of people who have come to me with tears in their eyes because they have been told their faith “just isn’t strong enough”, and that is why I can now no longer be silent.
Some of my readers know that I spent the night before my sixteenth birthday in the ER. What would follow was two years of living through a very traumatic and debilitating condition and being subjected to much medical analysis. But this post is not really about that. Rather, this post is being written because of some of the statements made to me during this time, by the church, which I now see other young men and women unfairly, and often ignorantly, subjected to.