Cancel… immediately brings to mind Cancel Culture... It feels like instead of repentance and redemption, there is condemnation and cancelling. Cancel is such a detached way to deal with human beings made in the image of God, imago dei. It is so much easier to just cancel someone, pretend they no longer exist than it is to engage, to converse, to hear their heart, their story, to allow an opportunity for someone to repent if they are at that point. Instead, we have set up an environment where there is no room for redemption or growth. I think of some of my views and thoughts years ago, or not that long ago. I have grown and my thoughts have evolved, thankfully. Even the creepers, especially the creepers, it is much easier to cancel them and anything connected with them than having to go through the hard work of deciding if their previous good or additions to culture can be kept. We want to erase people and history instead of engaging and working through it. I have been guilty of that at times. I have started out entering into conversations and after awhile it is much easier to just block or unfriend, but we are built for relationship. Life is complex. People are complex. No one is perfect, so which sin are we cancelling for? And who gets to throw the first stone? Does that mean any good they have down in the past is bad, or can we keep some? These are hard things to grapple with. I get it. It is easier to just cancel a person and throw away any remembrance of them, but I am thankful that God did not do that. The Bible is filled with people that I would want to edit out or cancel, but God includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. They all have something to offer us, even if it is a good wrestling through our own humanity and need for redemption.
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My name is Peggy. I was going to name this blog, "Late to the Party". My sons have been telling me to start a blog for many years. I think they wanted proof of my insanity. Now that my home school career is officially done, I thought I might jump into the waters. Books, tea, dark chocolate, laughter, and great conversation keep me moving on this crazy ride called life. Apparently, I really like to mix metaphors as evidenced by this description. View all posts by inkblotlife