My hubby and I were coming home from a trip to Las Vegas.. He had surprised me for my 30th birthday... My hubs has played in a band for 18 of the 20 years of our marriage. Back then he had longer hair...actually, more of a very long mullet at that time which makes this story even funnier, I think.
I would meet MANY people like him since then as I identified myself as a Christ follower. I've been asked how I could even call myself a Christian when I didn't want children the first ten years of marriage. I've been told by a small group leader that the wine in the bible was really grape juice and how mistaken I was to think that a Christian can drink. I was given a bunch of John MacArthur teaching tapes from a leader when I said that, even though I never experienced the "gift of tongues", I DO believe it still happens today. I've been rebuked for sharing positive opinions of theological books that I have read. The list goes on.
What this man and others like him didn't appear to have, was love, grace and compassion. I didn't go off on the guy, we parted ways in peace. Unfortunately, the older I get, the less patience I have for people who wish to do this type of thing to me.