There are many people, as you know, see me as an immoral woman who claims the Lord as her Savior. “How can she be a Christian, yet write posts about immoral issues and live a life of a lesbian?” For the majority of Christians out there, it’s understandable to think this way. For truly faithful people who live in Christ, in my opinion, would think differently. I want to share a story from the bible with you that may have you thinking, “Hmm, it’s all about faith then!”
“Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman”
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to come to his home for a meal, so Jesus accepted the invitation and sat down to eat. A certain immoral woman heard he was there and brought a beautiful jar filled with expensive perfume. Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.
When the Pharisee who was the host saw what was happening and who the woman was, he said to himself, “This proves that Jesus is no prophet. If God had really sent him, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She’s a sinner!”
Then Jesus spoke up and answered his thoughts. “Simon,” he said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.”
“All right. Teacher,” Simon replied, “go ahead.”
Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—five hundred pieces of silver to one and fifty pieces to the other. But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?”
Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.”
“That’s right,” Jesus said. Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t give me a kiss of greeting, but she has kissed my feet again and again from the time I first came in. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love. Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”
The men at the table said among themselves, “Who does this man think he is, going around forgiving sins?”
And Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” ~Luke 7:36-50
I know many of you already know this story. Sometimes biblical quotes and passages get mundane and redundant, but I wanted to write that all out for those of you who have never read that before. A lot of people don’t give Jesus enough credit. They don’t believe that He could actually forgive a sinner. In my interpretation of this passage—it clearly shows how merciful Jesus is. It also shows that if you love one another and respect one another with genuine affection, God takes notice of that. It’s how you treat others. Look at how many people love to judge someone who’s different, or someone who appears to sin more than the other.
My last post dealt with health issues that someone asked me about. I knew a little about it since I read up on practically everything regarding medical issues and health stuff…etc. Does that make me an immoral person, because I want to try and help someone out with a question? It may be something serious that the person is going through. She may have a health issue that needs to be looked at by a professional.
I spoke about a ménage à trois that one gentleman wanted to approach his fiance with. I felt it would have a lot of detromental possibilities and advised against it--since this wasn’t between the two people who loved one another. I am not judging people who do these things—I’m just giving my honest opinion when someone writes to me. I thought it would be fun to answer questions from my readers.
When someone emails me with a question, most likely it’s about my lifestyle, and questions about how I came out and how others accepted me, or didn’t accept me. It’s for those people scared of the unknown. Curiosity isn’t a bad thing. I enjoy speaking to down-to-earth people who aren’t afraid to cross certain ‘conversation lines’. That’s okay. We’re all human and we all have these thoughts in our heads.
A lady named Heidi commented. (As most of you have read.)
“Oh, I have a question. This isn't meant to be offensive, but I don't really care if it is, since most of the things you post are kind of explicit. Here it is.When I think about two women touching each other sexually it really grosses me out, it makes me gag. And nooo, this isn't because of my beliefs and because I think it's wrong and blah blah blah, so don't start ranting about that please. It's just that I could never be that way with another woman, it makes me sick to think about it. Most people who are straight seem to have a similar reaction whether they think it's okay to be gay or not. My question is...Are gay people grossed out by the thought of straight people having sex? Does it make them sick to think about doing it with the opposite sex?I am really just curious. Don't get mad at me because it makes me ill, I can't help how I feel, just like you say you can't.Feel free to answer my question, but please don't leave comments on my blog. I don't want icky stuff on there because I don't want to offend some of my sensitive readers, lol."
And those are her thoughts. But look where that came from? Does it sound as though her questions and comments came from love? Of course not. She had every intention to insult me and criticize me for what I talk about and how “icky” being a lesbian is. It was actually very juvenile of her to address it in that way—but that’s how some people react. They react like twelve year olds.
Another reader judged my relationship with my parter and my relationship with God. How can a lesbian be a Christian?
Easily. Faith and love for God. That’s how a lesbian can be a Christian. I’m not going to be a hypocrite and act all conservative and live my life one big lie. My relationship with God is precious to me. My relationship with my partner is also important to me.
If people get offended about the topics I write about, then they have that ability to hit “next” or click on the “x” box on the corner of their browser. I’m not trying to shove Christianity and homosexuality down anyone’s throats, but there are a lot of people who are in my situation who like to here a validation that God really does love them…and that God is very merciful.
We all have crosses to bear. Each of us have our own little battles of sin to deal with. And what’s life if you can’t laugh and talk about risque topics from time to time? There are worse topics to talk about. Mine were more on the medical aspect of things.
Isn’t it sad that so many “Christians” say they love, yet don’t act in love?
Monday, October 16, 2006
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