Ya know, it's funny. I guess the people at my job have never seen a conservative Christian before. Sometimes they treat me like a child, as if i was never exposed to the "evils" of the world. Sometimes they stay at a distance, so that i won't hear the sometimes vulgar jokes that come out of their mouths (for which i am VERY grateful). Sometimes they ask for prayer because they think God will hear me more than them (as if i am more pious-that's funny, i'm just as imperfect as everyone else). Sometimes they laugh at me when i ask an innocent question, like what a certain slang word means, or who sings a certain song on the radio (because i don't listen to secular music anymore, or keep up too much with the celebrity gossip in the world).
Sometimes they ask me about my life with my husband because they assume submission is just plain no-nonsense blind obedience (a coworker gave me a Roamans catalog and told me not to tell my husband because she was afraid he wouldn't approve of it-even though Roamans has very delightful MODEST clothing!).
Does this upset me? No.
Does it amuse me? Sometimes.
Why am i not upset? Because I'm supposed to be away from the world. I forgot how it used to be for the most part of how it felt to be unconcerned about judgment or even love from the Lord.
I look forward, not back. I look forward to the day that I will be in His presence, I am content because i am forgiven of all past mistakes, and i look upon the world with fresh eyes because i am born again, died in Christ and reborn in Christ.
Shouldn't we all strive to be apart from the angst, and pressures, and complexities of the world and just be content with looking forward to our wonderful reunion with Christ?