Stumbling Through Life

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Please, God – Don’t strike me with lightning! I’m just trying to figure this world out. Sometimes I think and say things that are stupid. But sometimes, too, You tell me things that are so meaningful that I simply have to write them down. This blog is nothing more than a diary of some of these thoughts.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Christian argument over "the gay issue" involves holding a microscope over a few verses (about twelve). There's very little discussion over other issues nowadays, some of which appear right alongside this one. (Adultery, anyone? Pride? How about greed?)
The word "love" appears in the Bible somewhere between 500-700 times. If you put the two words in a "word cloud" expressing how many times they appear, it looks like this:

Which do you think is more important to God?
The Christian lifestyle, according to Jesus, is this: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:36-40
Notice what He DIDN'T say: He didn't say to hate anyone, condemn anyone, or judge anyone. In fact, Matthew 7:1 says, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." Ouch!
Christians, it's time to put away your microscopes, embrace Jesus' teachings, and love your neighbor.