This week was the pits because it consisted of little else than listening to people scream about same-sex marriage.
I understand where the passion on both sides comes from. I really do.
Passive aggressively shouting at one another over social media does not seem like a responsible method of convincing people you are right, however.
Especially as people who identify as Christ-followers.
When you look at the acts of Jesus: when you see a prostitute wash His feet with her hair, when He invites tax collectors over for dinner, when He talks to the woman at the well. I can’t help but be overwhelmed with this feeling that battling a people group to save face, to keep something sacred, to maintain control is not on His agenda.
He would probably be busy loving people.
No matter what side of the issue you are on, remember that love is the first thing and the biggest thing we are called to do. And you can’t just claim to love the LGBT community and in the next breath talk about how they are going to destroy America. You can’t say you love them and not embrace them, or take them to coffee. You can’t say you love them and not validate how they feel.
I guess that’s what unsettles me the most: That no act of Jesus is the basis for these arguments. They are rooted in fear, and a love of Country so fierce it seems like total idolatry.
God says a lot about judgment, and what a terrifying path you are going down when you choose to tell someone that you are certainly right and they are certainly wrong. That is not your job.
Also, why don’t Christians fight so hard against divorce or adultery? Why aren’t those things illegal? Why don’t we protest against them? Why don’t we rally for rape victims or poor kids so ferociously? Why have we chosen our battles so narrowly?
We are instead making a beautiful group of people feel despised. Any way you slice it that is deplorable. That is shameful. That is sinful.
Love one another as I have loved you. And love is a verb right? I would bet the verb in this case is not grabbing a picketing sign. Unless it’s one of these.
P.S. If you want a lengthy but seriously amazing biblical argument for monogamous homosexual marriage, holla.