Tuesday, August 28, 2012

religion on a board

I walked out of class around 11am this morning and as I did, I noticed this large board right smack dab in front of the union. Which, of course, is right in the middle of campus. As I walked closer, I couldn't help but stare. I've seen some seriously amazing things go on in the middle of campus, but I have to say... this is my favorite. 

I watched for probably 10 minutes before I decided to write something. Then, I wrote a few things. I was shaking the entire time. I walked up with the pen and then stepped back nearly 20 times. How could I put into words all I wanted the say? What could I possibly write something that would even come close to all the emotions I was feeling? I prayed and trembled and just wrote. I tried to think from the heart of a nonbeliever, and someone just searching for answers and for hope; someone searching for love.

I have to say, I was absolutely breath taken by some of the words people used and deeply saddened by others. Yet, throughout the whole thing it was so amazingly beautiful to see how many people responded and wanted to not only write but also to talk to one another. This sign hadn't even been up for two hours and by the time I left, the board was nearly twice as full as these pictures show.


My favorite. 

The longer I live & the more I learn about the world, the more I realize how littler I know. Everyone seems to think they have all the answers to the world's problems. But I know nothing really EXCEPT one thing. That the Almighty God, Creator of the universe is real. He is good. He is just. He is perfect. And he actually loves me. I don't understand it, but it set me FREE.

I'm still praying over the board and it's impact on each set of eyes that fall upon it.


Heidi said...

I love this!!!

-Mallori said...

This is beautiful.

Valerie said...

just awesome. i love that this dialogue can take place openly and intelligently, with open minds and zero hate. really cool.

Kasey Lynne said...

This is SO rad!! I've never seen this before...what a cool way to reach out to nonbelievers and to show them what Christianity is about. I like the words that Max Dubinsky wrote, "As a Christian, it's not my job to judge you or fix you..Only to LOVE you!" It's so true! We are called to love one another...so rad.

Such a powerful thing.

p.s. ummm how the HECK did I unfollow you?? Not once did I ever click that button. stupid stupid!!

Marina Maciel said...


I live in another continent, in a country called Brasil in South America. Thankfully internet sometimes helps us to find and read good stuff. I really aprecciated what you've shared. I study in a Catholic University and people do not think about religion or about God in such a smart way.

Just wanted you to know your words have impact in a place that is so far...