Is there anything better than a stained-glass unicorn? #confessionwednesday
Confession #1: I love unicorns. Maybe you don't know this about me, but I really (really) like them. So much so that when Eric Metaxas visited Truett Seminary at Baylor and in his presentation joked about unicorns, I wrote him an open letter defending them. These beautiful (and yes, perhaps merely mythological) creatures have captured my imagination. I have this poster* above my bed. I geeked out when they added a unicorn emoji (whoever 'they' are).
Confession #2: I am Catholic. Maybe you know this about me, maybe you don't. I guess that my confession isn't so much that I am Catholic, but that I find that, in certain settings, I am more comfortable sharing about my absurd love for unicorns than the fact that I am Catholic. If so-and-so learns that I am Catholic, will that undermine what they think of me? If this thing I'm interested in doing is asking for a Christian to apply, do I put that I'm Catholic or simply 'Christian?' And in my heart, I keep thinking of Jesus's words in John 17, that we would be one like Jesus and the Father are one.
I love being Catholic. I love unicorns. I just wish that I could be comfortable with both those things with everyone I meet. Is that too much to ask? Maybe. Maybe not.
I leave you with this profound encouragement from Ice Breakers...
Peace and love and unicorns, y'all.
*There exist in this universe of ours seven beautiful tapestries depicting the hunt for a unicorn. They were made in France more than 600 years ago and they are stunning. One day I hope to see them in person. If you're curious in learning more about Jesus represented as a unicorn, this post by Lisa Nicodemus Lyons on "Finding Christ in the Hunt of the Unicorn" is a nice place to start.