I have a confession to make: I don’t always practice what I preach. As much as I’d like to be the ideal ambassador for Christ, I fall short. Daily.
I’m irreverent, politically incorrect, lustful, quick to spot fault in others, often full of pride, fluent in sarcasm, and I don’t respond well to criticism. Sometimes I even drink milk straight from the carton. As John White says in The Fight, “Transformation is not an overnight matter. It takes a lifetime.” I am a work in progress.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life. Some small, some huge.
Through it all I’ve found that I respond best to love and grace, but not very well to hate and condemnation.
Some may look at my past and dismiss this confession as self-serving, insincere hogwash. And that’s ok. My defense is not in spinning words, but in how I live my life from this moment forward.
I will never have all the answers, but I love finding them. And sharing them when I do.
It is my prayer and hope that together we may grow to know, accept and experience God’s love. To discern and choose God’s direction over distraction. Grace over guilt. Heaven over hell. Life over death. And eternal treasures over temporary pleasures.
My name is Larry Hehn, and I’m a Christian in the Rough.