I was doing an internet search for Kirk Cameron because he was mentioned at church today and I found this article by one of my favorite writers and it was posted two days ago. Talk about serendipity!
Anyway, today I went to church and both in the connection class and in the sermon that was supposedly all about love, there was mention of gay marriage and homosexuality and how wrong it was. Is this something that all modern day churches are focusing on? Or is it just this church? I would imagine that there are bigger fish to fry. Like maybe certain members of the congregation having a lack of faith? I’m perplexed and a little, for lack of a better word, annoyed by all the attention it’s getting. It’s so negative. Can’t we focus on real problems like illiteracy, hunger, poverty, to name a few?
I would like to believe, as the pastor preached today, that God loves us despite what we do.
And if marrying the person you love is the worst thing you can do, then I wouldn’t have much to complain about. I’ve been married two times. Go ahead, throw your stones. My first husband was a lot of fun and I thought I loved him, but we were married too young with baggage overflowing in insecurity and neediness. We divorced amicably and have both been married (at least I think he’s married) to the people we connected with after our divorce. Erik and I are going on 15 years together. With Erik, it took me awhile to learn that if you want to be loved, you have to be loving. It’s simple really, but kind of difficult at the same time.
This passage was discussed today in the connection class, about God seeing what’s in our heart (which I’m guessing is the origin of the don’t judge a book by its cover phrase.)
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel,”Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all do that? It would save so much time.