When I invest time and prayer and study in my blog posts, comments and likes become the return on my investment. I thrive on them.
I was especially blessed when Ian wrote this comment about an encounter between a judgmental, holier-than-thou “Christian” diner and her gay waitress.
Here, in part, is what Ian wrote:
“This is vile and symptomatic of a religion that has lost touch with itself. Any religion that allows for the condemnation of another is misplaced. This poor waitress was subjected to passive aggressive, judgemental hate that focuses not on her love (as is directed in the Bible) but instead on a facet of her being that is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. A catholic upbringing almost led me to suicide, as a gay man who has now found profound faith in love, I have to ask you to PLEASE leave my people alone. We don’t need you prayers and guess what?We’ll turn the other cheek too. Because we live only in love and we do not judge you for your hate.”
The diner in the post scribbled Leviticus 20:13 on the check, adding the empty promise, “I’ll pray for you.”
The diner, in my view, was a boastful, hateful, judgmental hypocrite.
If we’re ever going to resolve our differences and win people to Christ, Jesus wants us to exhibit God’s love with and to everyone. Let’s live, as the gay reader said, “only in love” and not judge anyone.
Thank you, Ian, for teaching us all a lesson about God’s love for all the people He created.
If you’d like to read the post about the gay waitress and her rude, judgmental diner, (who God loves also, by the way) click here.