What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality? // Rev. Matt Miofsky
“I want to talk directly to every Gay and Lesbian person in this room.I don’t much care if the rest of you listen to this or not. But I want to speak to you right now.The ten ton weight of guilt, and shame, and self-doubt, and condemnation, and fear that you live with breaks my heart… It does.And that the Church has perpetuated this is not defensible according to Scripture.It breaks my heart, and it doesn’t have to be that way.And I really feel called by God, to create a church where you are welcome to come.Christ said my yolk is easy, and my burden is light.Paul argues in Galatians that there are no more distinctions.The only distinction is this…Are you totally and completely devoted to Christ? Do you put your whole trust in Him?I don’t believe your inherently sinful because your attracted to people of the same sex.I don’t believe your sinful if you practice sex in the context of a committed, lifelong, intimate relationship for the purposes of pleasure and companionship and intimacy.And you do not need to despair, or forever feel judged by being who you are.So friends be careful. Be careful of throwing up roadblocks to those who want to seek Christ.I for one will not be the stumbling block for gay and lesbian people who believe in Christ.And neither will this church, as long as I’m the pastor of it.Amen.”Godinthebrokenness
Tosca - Suzuki
The intellectual is always showing off,
the lover is always getting lost.
The intellectual runs away.
afraid of drowning;
the whole business of love
is to drown in the sea.
Intellectuals plan their repose;
lovers are ashamed to rest.
The lover is always alone.
even surrounded by people;
like water and oil, he remains apart.
The man who goes to the trouble
of giving advice to a lover
get nothing. He’s mocked by passion.
Love is like musk. It attracts attention.
Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade.
Unkempt, lovesick and in disgrace.
Without love there is nothing but grief.
In love… what else matters?
Your taxonomy doesn’t define anyone’s art.
Exactly. Nothing is a mistake.
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