Wednesday, November 3, 2010


On Monday I posted a YouTube clip featuring a message by Keith Green, a Christian singer-songwriter. I really should have checked out some facts before posting it and commenting on it. The way I spoke about it was disrespectful.

I have now deleted the post. Thanks Caroline for drawing my attention to the full story, I do appreciate it. And thank you for reminding me of the need to be humble in the way I speak about others. And for reminding me of my own rule (that, embarrassingly, I reminded myself about in the post before) that it is sometimes better to wait before hitting the submit/publish button.

And having now discovered more about Keith's life and untimely and tragic death, I will put up a quote I found of his that was very challenging to me....

"If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence? You’d be bored to tears in heaven, if you’re not ecstatic about God now!!" — Keith Green


Caroline said...

Hi Karen,

I've been meaning to come back and say hello properly, but have been putting it off because of general busy-ness. I hope I didn't sound too abrupt, I didn't mean to, just wanted to let you know. And also, I didn't read what you wrote in the original post as disrespectful, it was obvious that you didn't know that he had died and therefore couldn't be held responsible for the presentation of the clip.


Karen said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for stopping by again!
No, not at all re sounding abrupt. It was just when I re-read the post in light of what you said, I thought it probably was a little bit disrespectful or at least sarcastic in tone....knowing that tone can be such a tricky thing to interpret online. And I would hate to cause offence to anyone who may have known Keith in person! (on the extremely remote chance that they might ever discover my little blog...)
Anyway, I hope you're enjoying the rest of the blog.
Cheers, Karen