Reconciling Ministry

I have friends who were gay. Lovely people. I know people have differing views on this subject, but I have studied the Scripture and looked at the history. I have heard their stories and shared in their vlives. Honestly, I think that the Biblical prohibition and the inherited lifestyle are two different things. Apples and oranges. Maybe I am wrong, and of course I shall pay the consequences at the end of time. If so. Or maybe I am right and we are forcing millions of people, Christians and non-Christian, into isolatation from the very Gospel we hold so dear. If I know anything from personal testimony, it’s that Christ’s love is for everyone. If I get in through the pearly gates, sounds likely equal opportunity to me.

The One, The Only You

I love you

the way you talk and the way you move

your curves and the work of your hands

I love that I am yours

and you are mine

and that we are in this thing together

You are more than at my side

You ARE my side

and that’s Biblical

My Eve, mother of all that is good

in me

I love you I love you I love you

My darling, the one the only you

Thank you for choosing me

as I have chosen you

today tomorrow and always

Yours

I’ll Pay You Back

The other day I bought a homeless man a guitar.

He promised he’d do all kinds of good things with it,

you know, to sell his worthiness to me.

But I didn’t buy it for that reason,

I bought it cuz he wanted a guitar.

I haven’t heard from him since the transaction,

but a pastor friend tells me he plays it all the time.

DO what is good, not because of the outcome

but because it is good.

Sometimes, it pays off in ways

you could never have imagined.