I’m a weirdo, an oddball, a nonconformist…a misfit. Why am I such a misfit? I am bananas for Jesus; I have a weird sense of humor; I am a Bible-Junkie; I am crazy and perky; I’m a rock and roller; I’m a big-band lover; I am an over-protective mom of 2; I hate politics; I am watchful for the Lord’s return for His bride, the Church; I love spending time with my kids; I don’t push my kids to over-achieve or play sports; I don’t wear long skirts; I don’t bake my own bread (yet), or garden; I love celebrating Christmas; I hate camping; my husband is wonderful to me; I believe in training the heart of my kids; I’m truthful and outspoken which usually finds me misunderstood; I find it incredibly difficult to be fake and I don’t care for others who are; and…I am a home schooling mom.
I believe two ideas explain my misfitted ways. The first is a quote by an author, I really don’t know well, Ray Bradbury…but I love this quote: “The most dangerous enemy to truth and freedom is the unmoving cattle of the majority.” I found this is corroborated in God’s Word in Matthew 7: “13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” The second idea is something I’ve recently read that Jesus said that has really hit me hard. Mark 8:15 “Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” I find this basically sums up our responsibility to be neither legalistic nor worldly. I find many people lean either to one side or the other.