Joe’s a friend I met through the New Orleans blogosphere. He attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. We actually got to meet once. Unfortunately, Joe’s moved to Texas to continue his studies. Pray for him. For a lot of reasons! Here’s what he recently wrote:
See, since I moved to Texas, Iâ€™ve had two guys tell me the city is a cess pool. Iâ€™ve had one SWBTS church planter tell me how easy it must be to plant in New Orleans. And overall Iâ€™m convinced the entire concept of Katrina is completely lost on the people I meet. I get it. They werenâ€™t here, and I can only imagine what it was like in Indonesia after the tsunami. But the thing is, I have to get it into peopleâ€™s heads that what happened is going to last with those of us involved here forever. It shapes who we are. Iâ€™m not going to get offended by every moron who never set foot in New Orleans but has a false opinion of what itâ€™s like here. Maybe I can show them some photos and tell them some stories, and if Iâ€™m good enough at it, maybe Iâ€™ll give them a glimpse into my New Orleans.
I can’t imagine having to deal with knuckleheads who think they know, but as Jim Mora once said, “You think you know, but you have no idea.”
Check out Joe’s blog and pictures of New Orleans, they’re pretty great.