A friend of mine shared this video on Facebook. Since I’ve been on my own continued journey for inner peace and in search of my own salvation, I was intrigued by the title and clicked through to watch.
Before you read further, click the play button. Listen carefully – reset it and listen as much as you need to in order to absorb and feel the message. It is a powerful one.
Now, where was I?
I’ve often said some of the meanest people I know are Christians. The Bible commands us not to judge – it commands us to love our brothers – yet Christians stand in judgment so often. They’re quick to point out that homosexuality is wrong and that gays are doomed to hell.
Isn’t that judgment? Isn’t that “behavior modification” adapted to a certain religious code?
How is that right? Shouldn’t God make that decision?
I’ve seen plastic people take their seats among other plastic people in elaborate sanctuaries when there are homeless people, men, women and children on the streets – how can that possibly be right?
I believe my God wants me to love the sinner, not the sin.
I am not a fan of religion. I don’t go to church because I find it difficult to know exactly who is teaching the word properly. I find it nauseating to listen to preachers pointing out that other “religions” are wrong and theirs is right.
Who says so?
After watching this video, which I have needed – I feel quite confident in my position of hating religion, but loving Jesus.