Date: February 19, 2012 04:06PM
So, my husband and I are staying at a gorgeous hotel in Hilton Head, SC this holiday weekend. It's raining, so we're catching up on email and Facebook. A non-LDS "friend" of mine from grad school made what I'm sure she thinks is a profound status update.
She wrote (paraphrasing here) "I loved Whitney Houston's voice as much as the next person. But I wonder how much better the world would be if people spent more time learning about Jesus Christ's life and death than they did celebrities."
A couple of things occurred to me. First off, I realized how my friend was missing a step. She forgot to discuss action. A person can learn everything there is to know about Jesus, but if they don't translate that knowledge into positive action, it will do no good... If they're into Jesus, anyway.
Secondly, it occurred to me my friend must not have exposed herself to many types of people. Not everyone is Christian, after all. But people who aren't into Christ can still be fine people with excellent morals. I felt kind of sad for my friend
for being so limited and apparently assuming that only people who are Christians are good. I'm sure she doesn't mean to be offensive, but that's how her comment came across.
Anyway, this friend is a social worker. I met her when I was getting my MSW. I shouldn't be surprised by her comments, I guess. I always thought she was really nice... But that pious comment was very off putting.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2012 04:20PM by knotheadusc.