Friday, May 30, 2008


I must be a terrible person. I just received yet another email forward — I've lost count of how many I've gotten — from a friend that urges me to forward this on if I love Jesus, if I want to be part of the 7 percent of the special people who will forward it. But I won't forward it. I don't delete it either, I don't even have enough care to do that.

Do I really need to forward an email to show people I love Jesus? Do you really need that from me to show you I love Jesus? I like to think people can tell from the way I live my life rather than emails I've forwarded that state such and feature poignant pictures of bursting rays of light and rainbows.

Now that you think me a terrible heathen, I can say this: Next time you think about sending me one of those Godly forwards, don't. You're making me feel guilty.


Jonathan & Kari said...

Dear Mrs. Hinderer-Heathen,

Well, I guess you're not getting any emails from me today; :)

I really don't like those either. I'd rather someone take three seconds to pray for their friends rather than send those. I'd imagine it's far more effective in actually sharing the love.

Jennifer said...

Well, you do go to church in a bar, after all.... :)

Meaghan said...

You'll never get one from me! I HATE those e-mails. There are certain people in my life that send them to me all the time. I don't even read, just delete. I'm with you, if they don't know I love Jesus by my life, than what good is an e-mail going to do. And Kari makes a great point. Take that time to pray for that person instead of forwarding them junk mail. And, for that matter, try sending them a few lines of REAL conversation. Jesus had REAL conversations with people when he walked the earth!