My view of love has been changing; redefining what is really is.
I started watching Andy Stanley’s Christian series and really enjoyed his first two sermons. The third one just hit me the wrong way and made me think/question what I believe. Things he was saying I did not agree with. Overall, it is a controversial sermon series so I should not have been surprised but it was the first time I passionately disagreed with a pastor on what he was preaching. As I continue to sort through this in my own life, I will share more. I am not here to bash Andy Stanley because I do enjoy his sermons and think he does have a lot of good insight on the Bible and Christian living.
Ultimately, I have just come to the conclusion that my biggest goal in life is to love everyone as Jesus would. Though I may not have it all right and I probably do not, this is where I am at in life – for better or for worse. I do not believe it is my responsibility to judge other people. It is God’s job to convict and change someone. I need to be there for the hurting people that need a helping hand. I need to choose to love no matter what the cost. I choose love over power. In every action, I choose love.
A big point that I have come to is I cannot be distracted from what God has called me to do. God has called me to love. I cannot be distracted by other Christians judging gay men because of their sexuality. I am focused on loving the LGBT community and God will do the rest. God will show each individual where He would want them and how they live their lives.
I want gay men to know that God loves them even though Christians give the impression that because you are gay God does not love you anymore. God still loves you and always has loved you. I want to give every gay man struggling or just in general a hug and tell them everything will be okay. God is in control and there are people that love you and care about you.
I will love. Will you?