We are all sinful beings...that is part of our human nature.
However my hope and prayer is that we can choose love over hate, life over death, etc! I understand that not all of us agree about what the President said today about gay marriage! The truth is that we aren't all going to agree on a lot of things! (I am one who definetely agrees with the President!) However I understand where those of you who don't agree with him are coming from!
But what makes me sad is that some people choose to call us "Bible-thumpers" etc because of what the President said. Boy that is not the case at all! I don't know what God will say when we get to heaven and he declares his thoughts...but what I do know is that God is all about GRACE! God is about forgiveness! God is about love! Jesus tells us "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." Jesus was the one who reached out to outcasts and sinners. Jesus wasn't afraid to go away from what the norm was.
Three years ago the church body of which I belong made a huge decision and it has not been an easy road since that decision was made(But I am so happy they made that decision!) I have several friends who are living in committeed relationships and who am I to say that they shouldnt be allowed to marry etc!They are some of the most loving and caring people I know!
What does the church look like to those outside the church who aren't welcomed? Do you think they feel love or hate, life or death? I'm pretty sure they have a hard time coming because they don't see love, they see hate and they don't see life, they see death! That makes me so utterly terribly SAD!
I'm sad that we can't agree to disagree and respect each other. What I do know though is that...
JESUS WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE!
LOVING THE OUTCAST!
"Jesus Loves Me This I Know, For the Bible Tells Me So!"