Sunday, July 1, 2012

Calling all!

   Hey everyone!  I am sorry it has been over a month since I last posted on here but a new addition to the family can do that to you.  I've had some people tell me, lately, that they are looking for a post so I will try and get this wagon rolling again!

   I try to keep up on the debates and going on in the Christian community so I have more to write about and I see a lot of people using the Bible as a weapon.  To me this just feels wrong.  When I read the Scripture God I learn something from it.  Lessons on how to live, how to love, how to be a better father, how to be a better husband and so on.  Yes, I read the passages where certain groups of people are marginalized but they tend to not stick with me.  In 1 John 4:7-8 (NIV) we read Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Those are the passages that strike me. When I was called to God I knew that I was destined to connect with people who find the barrier to the church insurmountable. I was brought to faith to bring people in who are hopelessly lost but in doing so I have pushed up against a wall of conservatism that criticizes me. I am aware my soul is in jeopardy because I have chosen to dine with the "sinners and tax collectors" but if I am truly to walk in the footsteps of the savior isn't that what I must do? I welcome anyone to come talk to me. Come to church with me. Experience God's love with me. Everyone sins, including me, but that shouldn't preclude us from the Church. Once you get there then it is up to you to struggle with your sins. They are between you and God. We are all here to give advice but we are all flawed. Our minds can't grasp the wholeness of our Lord and therefore only you can ask him if the path you are on is correct. I invite you to come with me and see that not all Churches are like the ones that have hurt you in the past. You might be surprised what you find.

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