Because we needed them to.
Hope is for the hopeless.
In the fourteenth chapter of Luke, Christ gives a wonderful illustration of the man who prepared a great feast for many guests.
The guests found all types of excuses why they could not attend.
So the man sent his servants back out and invited the beggars, the crippled, the lame and the blind.
Because there was still room, the man sent the servants back out again, “to the country lanes and out behind the hedges and urged anyone they could find to come.”
That is why this website was originally started.
To offer hope and encouragement to anyone who would accept it.
I detoured off the original intent for a little bit, and begin to write to those who already had hope.
We will try not to make that same mistake again.
The Gospel is edgy.
The Gospel does make people uncomfortable at times.
But guess who usually gets uncomfortable?
It is certainly not the blind, the lame, the beggars, the prostitutes or anyone else.
I am fortunate that I attend a local church that does exactly that.
This past Sunday, I walked up to my Senior Pastor and gave him a big bear hug.
I said to him, “You sir, are an exception.”
And he is.
So what might seem like bad news in losing 25% of our subscribers actually allows us to move forward faster with the Good News.
It truly is Good News.