26 June 2013

...the greatest of these is love.

Well, it seems that everybody has an opinion today. And you are either elated or distraught. And many of you feel the need to share your opinion with me--often expecting that I shared your views. The Supreme Court made two major decisions today in the gay rights/marriage equality arena. I won't pretend that I know near enough about the legalities of this issue, but I wanted to say something. As a Christian, it has been so hard to reconcile the stance, based on God's Word, that we have been taught to take on homosexuality, and the love that we are to show to humanity, based on Christ's example. I'm not really going to get into that, though--I think I just needed to confess my struggle.

As I read and heard all sorts of opinions and predictions, I found myself praying, "I don't know how to respond." Immediately, I heard (not audibly): "Respond in love." Duh! So my response is exactly what I posted as my facebook status, this afternoon. It comes from God's Word, in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13, Verse 13: "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
Enough said (at least for me).