What is awkward? Awkward is asking someone if they are pregnant & they aren’t. Awkward is passing gas ’cause you think you’re alone & someone walks in. Awkward is unfollowing someone on Twitter & they ask you why. And awkward is being a Christian. Yep. It’s awkward When I am around family or friends who are of no religion or a different faith, it can be awkward. They do things I don’t do, I do things they don’t do. And enter, “awkward.” Every year, our country is blessed to celebrate its freedom. As I considered that, I realized that awkward, here–is something many in Syria–don’t have over there. They aren’t awkward, they are persecuted. Recently, they’ve been killed. They don’t have uncomfortable moments, they have unimaginable loss. When I know that family gatherings or spiritually-mixed social circles can be awkward, I can give thanks that awkwardness is the worse it can get. As Americans, we are truly, truly blessed.