So when it comes to prayer, I am a bit shaky. For some reason, all the steps and instructions that I used to know so well just don’t seem authentic anymore. Have I changed, have I gone backwards? Or am I finding out that prayer is really not that complicated? I really don’t know which is why I opened this article by saying that I am on a journey of unlearning.
Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes. Joseph Wirthness.
As a social scientist, I have concluded that sexual orientation is almost never a choice and I have seen how damaging it can be to try to “cure” someone from being gay. As a Christian, my responsibility is not to condemn or reject gay people, but rather to love and embrace them, and to endeavor to draw them into the fellowship of the Church.
A brigde holds weight, holds tension, and is walked upon. A person in this role needs to be strong enough and wise enough to hold weight, hold tension and be prepared to get walked over. You become a transition space for people to move from one space to the next. You understand both sides, believe in both sides, love both sides and can bring understanding, reconciliation and restoration to both sides. Whether it is a relationship, an epoch or a social justice issue, bridges play the role of bringing both sides together.
What makes a person’s behaviour suicidal? Is suicide morally permissible, or even morally required in some extraordinary circumstances? Is suicidal behaviour rational? So while there are still many other things to be said here, I think we can confidently entrust our loved ones to the care of God, regardless of how they end their days.
Your story is a powerful tool. Story opens up our hearts, it gives us perspective and understanding. Our life is our story and our story is our life. Every one of us is born into life a blank page and every person leaves life as a full book. For some of us our lives become a series of books and epistles.
My recent post: “My Wrestle with the Modern Church” has got me thinking? Many of us are disenfranchised with the way that the Church behaves today. If we did have a dream for a Biblical church what would it look like?