Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and you watch and you work: You don’t give up.
Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.
Before Jesus ever suggested, “Go and sin no more,” He first welcomed, loved, spent time with and truly received unrepentant sinners, the men and women around him, He took them at face value, without any form of judgement. Those who were comfortable and willing to remain in the life they were living, Jesus cared for them. But though we profess to love like He loves; we often put our energy, time, effort and heart into changing the behaviour of others, rather than introducing them to His astounding grace, acceptance and love. Jesus never said a pre-requisite to receiving love was to be sinless, spotless, blameless and perfect. No. In fact, He loved generously and without hesitation; unconditionally. He desires to minister not only to you, but through you - it’s time to drop the judgemental hypocrisy and our ranking of sins and lifestyles, and start loving… Really loving.
Sex and Ignorance
Warning: this post may be offensive to ultra-conservative Christians and there are some words (although they are not profanity) you may not want to read considering the topic. I have no problem with it personally, but I’m aware some more sensitive people might.