I confess that blogging tends to be more about me than anything else. I attempt to write something that people will flock to and want to read. I love days when I get over 100 hits or when I’m picked as a “best of” at the Wesley Report. It strokes my ego and I fill up with pride. I place my sermons on here to share the Word God placed on my heart but also so that this blog is on the first page of Google when you look up a sermon on that lectionary text. I confess, in my heart, it is all about me, my ego, my pride, me, my, I.
Can blogging be about anything else? Can this medium point to God instead of the author? What would that look like?
Transparency, my guess, is the key. That is my goal behind the pulpit. I do not want people to see me when I preach, it is my desire to step out of the way and let my congregation see God. Writing, blogging, can be the same thing. God can push past my fingers on the keyboard and into the eyes of your reading, just like God can move through my mouth and the listener’s ears.
“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” If I die to self God can be glorified. If I step out of the way, God can come through. I guess that is what our Christian walk is all about. Moving from a life centered on me, my, I to them, ours, You.