I Really Tried to Stay Silent: The Supreme Court & Stuff

It’s late at night…or early in the morning depending on how you look at it, and though I tried to stay quiet and not chime in on the Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, I feel I need to clear my mind.

1) How do I feel? I’m a Christian. You already know how I feel. I don’t agree with it, but okay.

2) How do I feel? I’m torn about partnership rights. I feel like marriage is something that is meant for man and woman. I feel like partnership rights are meant for people who are married…but I also feel like partnership rights may be a civil rights issue. But I can’t say.

I feel like it’s not that simple for an open-minded human being like myself to come to a conclusion. But I’m a Christian first.

There are people who I love who will be affected by the words that come out of my mouth.

I think about my former student who struggled before he came out, struggled after he came out, and still struggles today.

I think about all the mean people who spew venom in the name of Christianity.

And, then, ultimately I think about the Word of God.

I think about the fact that this isn’t my decision just like many other decisions in my life. I can’t only want God to be a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my path until it’s something I disagree with it. I can’t only follow his word when it’s comfortable.

Transparency moment: It is VERY hard for Christians to obey the commands of God. That’s why we have grace and forgiveness – and that’s why we have to extend that same grace and forgiveness to others.

When we don’t seek God, our mouths and pompous attitudes can get us into a lot of trouble. However, with the right dose of love, conviction, grace, and forgiveness, you could lead someone to God.

I do believe there is a time for holy anger; I’m there…but more with society…more with the enemy…more with the mess.

Society is on its way to hell in a hand basket, and I can’t take it.

I can’t take all the racial wars going on.

I can’t take people wanting Christians to tolerate what’s happening in society without showing respect for our beliefs.

I can’t take how people could put God so low on the totem pole.

I can’t take the lasciviousness.

I can’t take THOTs, twerking, community destruction, foul language in songs,  and so much more.

The world is operating in a depraved state. I just want people to know Jesus.

Signed,

Someone who doesn’t get it right all the time, but still has faith that tomorrow can be better than today.

Lord, help me as I wait for my tomorrow to come. Amen.

 

1 comment

  1. Good post. It helps to get it out.

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