Yes, a silly title because this is a silly issue. As a married minister and struggling sinner, I find it offensive that we cannot see Christ in all people. ALL people. Instead of coming together at the table, we still try to exclude people from it. Instead of offering the freedom to thrive and live a life of abundance, we hold it for those we "deem" rightful heirs. No one is worthy of love, yet for some reason we all are allowed to have it. We can take it, if we want it, free of charge. I call it love, but you might call it grace. Either way, we are not the judge but simply the recipients.
This is a wonderful blog piece written by Carey Nieuwhof, a Canadian minister who has struggled to heal the wounds of a church divided on the same sex marriage laws that Canada passed 10 years ago. (And aren't we the progressive ones?) Please take the time to read it.
Advice on Same Sex Marriage
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”