The whole climate of the gospel is a continual demand for the right of the poor to make themselves heard, to be considered preferentially by society , a demand to subordinate economic needs to those of the deprived. Was not Christ’s first preaching to “proclaim the liberation of the oppressed?
Father Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation
Whatever the political climate, God loves the LGBT community and Jesus lived and died on this earth not out of condemnation but out of love and grace. Christ is always there when we are weary, need to unburden, and there as a rock. Love you fellow transgressives.
Okay. So. I see stuff like this going around Tumblr for all sorts of communities, and thought I’d do one for the Jesus community because I love y’all and also because it seems like fun.
Send me a number (or two) and I’ll answer the question. (Reblog to have numbers sent to your ask.)
1.) How old were you when you accepted Christ into your life? Tell us about it. 2.) What’s your favorite Bible verse? 3.) What do you think Heaven is like? 4.) Have you read the entire Bible? 5.) What time of day do you usually read the Bible/how much do you read? 6.) If you could ask God one question, what would it be? 7.) Favorite book of the Bible? 8.) Favorite Christian bloggers on Tumblr? 9.) (Because we’re so down on ourselves so often) List three things about yourself that you think God loves about you. 10.) How has God changed your life?
I celebrate the birth of a Jewish man of colour, born to an unwed
teenager, who spent his infancy as a refugee before returning to his
home country to hang out with sinners and drunkards, and teach a
doctrine of love, equality, and forgiveness that included paying
taxes, offering healthcare for free, and sharing resources within a
Jesus said the world would hate Him and His, He wasn’t wrong.
“Go to Bible School to Get a Husband,” and other things you shouldn’t tell little girls
“Go to Bible School to get a husband.”
→ How about, “Go to Bible School to deepen your relationship with Christ?” → Why not, “Go to Bible School to explore intellectually what you have felt emotionally/spiritually?” → What if we said, “Go to Bible School to seek out God’s leading and calling on your life?”
2. “Be careful not to cause your brothers in Christ to stumble.” → How about, “Be careful to surround yourself with men/women who build you up and don’t tear you down.” → Why not, “Watch out for the men/women who view your virginity as the validity for you to be a part of the body of Christ.” → What if we said, “Protect yourself from men/women who blame their lust on your body.”
3. “It’s okay, Jesus is your boyfriend.” → How about, “You don’t need a boyfriend to make you valuable to the Kingdom of God.” → Why not, “Look for your worth in God’s love for you vs. finding your worth in the love and acceptance of a significant other.” → What if we said, “You are still living in relationship, even if you are ‘single’. You are in relationship with God, yourself, and the people around you. Romantic relationships do not trump the importance of these relationships.”
4. “Guard your heart.” → How about, “It’s okay to be soft. Do not fear your own tenderness, God has not given you a spirit of fear.” → Why not, “It’s not your fault. Guarding your heart doesn’t always save you from bad stuff happening.” → What if we said, “We all make mistakes, it’s okay to feel this hurt, God is with you in this hurt.”
5. “Wait for the man you will marry.” → How about, “It’s okay to hold off on sexual activity, but don’t hold off on living your life before you (potentially) meet the man of your dreams.” → Why not, “There’s more to focus on than waiting for a future mate.” → What if we said, “God has good work for you to do now that you can’t wait on.”