Deloney Delony is “a missionary working with unchurched youth in the Pacific Northwest.” I was led to his site by following a WordPress tag on circumcision – a topic I feel pretty passionate about, as evidenced by my response to his post.
I visited his site before my morning meditation today, and am grateful I did. He wrote a fantastic post that served as a wake up call for me in a couple different ways. In the post, called simply fear, Stuart reflected on how fear of failure can relegate one to a life of mediocrity if it’s given the power to do so. As I read his words, they struck a cord of truth within.
The first thing I felt was a connection with Stuart on a human level. By this I mean, he was suddenly no longer “just another Bible thumper.” The words I was reading reflected my own experience with the crippling power of fear – to read that he seemed to be experiencing the same feelings brought him down to the human level and sparked my admiration.
Further reflecting on the words, I was reminded that no one religion has a monopoly on truth – the truth of his words is not exclusive to those who follow a Christian path. Undoubtedly there are several others like me who will read and take inspiration from his words even though they don’t call themselves Christians.