Recommended reading: Reaching Out to Those Who Think Differently: Part 1
First: Thank you to the blogs “clothesfreelife” and “NomadGeekNudie,” and everyone else who has enjoyed, “Liked,” commented on, or shared one of my posts. When I learn that my writing has had a positive impact on a person, it makes my day.
I’ve written a lot about nudism.
The reason why is because I want the nudist lifestyle to be more acknowledged than it currently seems to be.
The reason why I want this is that I don’t like it when groups of people are, it seems, swept under the rug. As a Christian who takes seriously Jesus’ call to proclaim the Good News to the ends of the Earth, it strikes me as un-Christian to ignore people. (On a semi-related note: Quiverfull: No gay people allowed in church or families.)
Whatever you did to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did to me. (Matthew 25:40)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you… (Jeremiah 1:5)
There is good in nudism. That goodness needs to be defended. Why? This is why:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart… (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
I’ve done my best, and will continue doing my best, to reach out to nudists. To build bridges. To let people in the nudist community know: God loves you, and he created your body and said it was “very good.” (Genesis 1:31)
But, despite that, I can’t help but feel…stuck.
I’m realizing now that there’s only so much words can do. That I can’t control how others think, feel, or act. That I can only control how I think, feel, and act. That I’m not, in fact, some godlike orator who can bring about social change at the drop of a hat. I’m just a guy with a laptop.
I wish I could do more to help not just nudists, but people in general. I don’t want to live for myself. I want to live for others.
But. I have to acknowledge that, in the end, there is only so much I can do. I have to acknowledge my limitations.