Every Heart Matters
Back from an unexpected vacation from this blog, flush with a renewed sense of purpose.
I get weird commentary both on this blog and in my emails and I take it all with a pretty good sense of humor. But lately, there are have been comments from other Christians, Christians who know my stand, and who have contacted me about their stumbles with something that, so help me Yoda, sounds something vaguely like pride. And man, I tell you, when other brothers who have been walking faithfully start to question your objections to sexual sin, you gotta sit in the corner for a while and contemplate if you’re doing any good in this world whatsoever.
After some deeper contemplation and prayer, mostly around how to respond to such outrageous communications with grace, I am back full-time. For every deceived or pride-poisoned heart out there on the battlefield, there are other brothers out there who are trying to figure all this stuff out. How do I reconcile my sexual orientation with my deep desire for a relationship with God? I’m just one of you, trying to figure it all out. In these intervening months I’ve grown more peaceful as I’ve studied — really STUDIED — God’s grace and love. Not surprisingly, I’ve grown more peaceful with my leftover schrapnel of gay orientation. I’ll be sharing on that grace in the next series of posts.
Oh, before I go, a caution: if you’re here to argue that my position on “the gay world” is “delusional” or “hurting” others, just don’t, okay? Or we’ll also review the difference between responding with grace and responding with timidity. I guarantee you none of the latter.
~ by formerlygay on April 26, 2011.