If ever you are tempted to use a trendy, Christian-specific cliche’ or code-word when a perfectly acceptable “pedestrian” word or phrase will do, please don’t. It’s very off-putting – even to me – and I’m a Christian. I still remember what it was like on the outside looking in. When two or more Christians were engaged in conversation, their choice of vocabulary often seemed very cliquish or exclusionary. But then again, that may just be me, and as many of you know, my view of the world is ever so slightly askew.
My meatloaf recipe calls for unforgivable sins, but we don’t have to put them in if we don’t want. As another meatloaf recipe said, “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.