One of the first things I worked on when I started this blog was try to decide which category I fit into at blogs4God. I went to all eight categories, read the cute little definitions on the top, surfed a few of the inhabitants of each category, and decided that I don’t fit neatly into any of them.
Too often, we tend to take a person and try to stuff them into a category they may not necessarily fit into. This unconscious profiling can hurt others (look what it’s done to airports in the U.S.), but I think many people still engage in gossip, finger-pointing, etc. It’s so easy to give somebody a title and then try to assign them to their place in the social hierarchy.
I don’t think God is very happy about this. The Bible makes it clear that God is love, and slicing a person away based on a stereotype of where they “fit” doesn’t seem to be a very loving thing to do.
Something to think about the next time you’re sizing up somebody in your mind. (I know, because I do it all the time.)
P. S. Seeing that I needed a category, I chose techBlogs because I have a feeling I’m going to go geeky from time to time, and if I chose anywhere else I might intimidate the casual reader. This way, people have some advanced warning.