I am proud to be an arrogant bastard. Here’s my selfie for the day:
But of course you may object. That’s not a person! In fact, it’s a church and you are not God…
To which I respond that your powers of observation deserve the highest recognition.
In all seriousness, I have noticed that this blog has been insufficiently churchy as of late. Since I live in the American South, a region often dubbed “Jesusland,” churchiness is often considered to be an important trait. Appearing insufficiently churchy can get you skewed looks around here. (Churchiness is not to be confused with spirituality, which need not take place in a church and often does not accurately describe what takes place there. Instead, churchiness is the membership card you display with pride.)
And so my selfie is a heavily modified image from Cologne Cathedral. People who know me can sometimes detect a little of my Catholic upbringing, but it has become so diluted and overpowered by other things that it doesn’t come through as its architects intended. There’s lots of darkness these days but nothing inherently evil.
My friends may disagree with the “nothing inherently evil” part, but that’s another topic. Today’s topic was why I’m such a good person.