Today’s submission is from Social Media Chaplain, Jon Swanson. Jon’s kind of a big deal in the US; he rubs shoulders with all the social media A-listers, features on a swathe of notable business blogs and yet he remains an admirably down-to-earth and incredibly warm-hearted man. His daily meditations at 300 words a day are amongst the best stuff I’ve read on the web about Jesus and I encourage you stop by there whatever your faith position. I promise you’ll be fed.
Do you blog on a Sunday?
I do, sometimes, blog on a Sunday. I sit in a dim office, looking at the hallway of our church and write 300 words about following Jesus. I am on guard duty. I am watching the hallway for kids in the building but not connected to the people in the building.
We have wonderful activity on these Sunday nights. Kids in high school come and play and sing and talk about God. They gather in the basement. And sometimes, in the hallway on the main level, other kids wander through. They are curious about the large building. They know, some of them, that we have a great unguarded space, with lots of intriguing equipment.
And so I sit, watching the hallway, writing my five-day-a-week-quota of words about following Jesus.
I know, of course, that if I were really good, I would sit in the hallway, chatting with these kids wandering through. I would ask what they are curious about. I would find out if there is something sacred in this place that intrigues them. I would talk with them.
But I am not a kid-talker. I am an old guy. And so I sit and blog on a Sunday. And wish it were as easy to talk to 16 year olds as it is to talk to you.
Jon writes 300 words a day about Jesus HERE. I encourage you to read it.
Hit him up on Twitter at @jnswanson – he’s a delight to engage with 🙂