At a conference for High School journalists, Dan Savage gave a talk that was supposed to be about anti-bullying. Instead it was anti-Christian. As he began to talk about the “bullish*t”…
“So how should we treat those who speak against us? With love. How should we behave towards those with same sex attractions? Love. What should we do to those who support and provide abortions? Love. How should we treat our enemies? Love.
But—and forgive me for using a phrase that Savage employed—not a ‘pansy-ass’ love that says that everything is fine no matter what you do. A love that is rooted in truth. A love that is rooted in mercy. A love that is rooted in Jesus Christ.
Our love of God and neighbor means we can’t silent on these issues, no matter what persecution we will face, no matter what people may think of us when we do. And when we speak we must do so ‘with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than from doing evil.’ (1 Peter 3:16-17)
Don’t expect to be understood. Don’t be surprised at the trial. And don’t lose hope for this culture. ‘Love never fails.’ (1 Corinthians 13:8)
Please take the time to read this.
God Love You ♥
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