God does not check marriage licenses in heaven... he only checks hearts. We all have our own truths. Ask yourself:
"Am I showing love and compassion?"
"Am I condemning
others for their beliefs or lifestyle?"
"Do my actions speak louder than
"Is my message positive?"
Liberal or Conservative, Christian
or not - answer these questions for yourself. I can not
always answer yes to these questions. But that is my intention. Live
your own truth, and follow what you believe in. But let your actions
(not your words), above all else, be loving in the face of disagreement.
Aim to embrace your fellow humans, however they come.
My sister likened my blog to a soapbox and said it can be a little harsh.
been bothering me. (Well, not the soapbox part, because really, aren't
most blogs a soapbox?!) But, I don't intend to offend anyone. I speak
strongly of my views and I take to my blog when I am worked up over
political issues. I might need to save my blogs after drafting and come
back to them to re-read before posting! I've taken her comments to heart and realize I might need to soften up.
I posted the above comment on Facebook, relating to the Chik-fil-A drama (oh, why won't it just go away?) and I wanted to put it here. It really is my intention to be loving, compassionate, open-minded, and positive towards people. That includes Christians. And people who disagree with me. I am sorry if I made assumptions or offended anyone.
I would also like to comment on something else: the beauty of this issue! Yeah, you read that right. I wondered on August 1st if any of my family ate at Chik-fil-A. Deciding it would be too painful to know, I didn't ask. I felt soooo full of love and warmhearted when my family member told me "I specifically did not eat there today." We all have our own stances. But I appreciate those who have decided to stay out of it. Those who have chosen to share a message of love. And I have to tell ya, a lot of the people I've seen doing this are (gasp!) Christians - some of whom do not believe in gay marriage. And that is beautiful.
I feel a little need to be more accepting. I bet it couldn't hurt for a lot of us to give that a try.