On Sunday we had another terror attack on American soil. This time a gay nightclub was targeted. As a Christian I see this tragedy as an opportunity. Many times we’ve been accused of hate toward the LGBT community. This is our chance to show the love of Christ. Many times our view that homosexuality is a sin is misconstrued as hate. Also, many times, so called Christians use the bible to spew that hate. Westboro “church” is a good example of that.
Now is the time for us to take these people and show them true love and compassion. We are ALL humans. We are all Americans. I pray that God uses this to help bridge the gap of misunderstanding. I want people to know that just because I’m a Christian and I don’t agree with your lifestyle choice, doesn’t mean that I don’t love you. Your choice to show love during this time can make a huge difference in someone’s life.
I’ve heard it being said that these people deserved this because they are gay. Really? What do YOU deserve then? My friend, we all deserve hell. We are all born into sin. I don’t care what your sin is, you don’t deserve this to happen to you. It’s only by the GRACE of GOD that we weren’t in that building. It’s time we get off our religious high horse and start reaching out a hand to those hurting and in need. And don’t let it end here.
Jesus loves people. He loves sinners. That’s why he died for us. We are to show that love to others, regardless of race, economic status, or sexual orientation. A good example of what I’m talking about is Chik-Fil-A. They are never opened on Sundays. They had some of their stores in the Orlando area that opened up and workers volunteered their time to come in and make food for the people giving blood. Those people were not charged for the food either. These are the types of things we should be doing. All I have to give is my blog post. Let’s pull together and help one another.
If you can give blood, find a place to do so. If you can offer a shoulder to cry on, be there. Above all, pray for the families that are dealing with this. #PrayForOrlando