I cut my hair into a short pixie.
I have a best friend that is a Lesbian.
Apparently, this makes me a Lesbian. Really? Is that STILL where we are folks? Could we not have learned from Jesus?
I've been asked straight up "Umm...I saw your pictures on facebook...are you....?"
My ex husband has been asked...straight up..."Is Amanda a..."
It ridiciculous that the church of the living God is still spending time and energies on such nonsence.
For the record: I have short hair. I have lesbian/gay friends that I love. I am not a Lesbian.
Jesus encountered this you know....repeatedly. Loving everyone right where they were...and He was rebuked and talked about for it...
Matthew 9 says 10-11Later when Jesus was eating supper at Matthew's house with his close followers, a lot of disreputable characters came and joined them. When the Pharisees saw him keeping this kind of company, they had a fit, and lit into Jesus' followers. "What kind of example is this from your Teacher, acting cozy with crooks and riffraff?"
12-13Jesus, overhearing, shot back, "Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: 'I'm after mercy, not religion.' I'm here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders."
THANK YOU JESUS!
Please don't misunderstand my writings here and take off with them...I do not consider homosexuals in any way "crooks and rifraff". They are people with families, feelings, and the need for a Savior just like you and I.
What am I saying here is...GROW UP. Love people. No matter what. Make them special. God does. Aren't we His hands? Aren't we His feet?
You can't "catch" homosexuality or sin....unless you want to. Period.
I'm not worried if people accuse me of "switching teams". Because I'm not after religion...I'm after souls. I'm after loving the whole world. I'm after mercy and offering peace. A way out of sin. I'm under a mandate. LOVE.
I am worried that I will BE Jesus to everyone. That's my supreme worry.
I refuse to live any other way.
I encourage you today...love anyone and everyone. BE God to people. He doesn't need you...but they do.
Grace n Peace,