So I’m out riding my bike today on a long ride, nearly 20 miles, because I got a new Fitbit (highly motivating people!) when I come to a corner with people standing with signs saying Honk if you believe marriage should be between a man and a woman and Pray the rosary and Hail Mary.
Let me tell you why I wouldn’t honk my horn, besides the fact I don’t have a horn on my bike.
I’m tired of seeing the signs and the billboards that cast judgment and aspersions on people who don’t believe what you believe about your idea of what issues you think are important.
Jesus did not ever charge his disciples to go and put up billboards and signs about marriage or abortion or any other issue of the current culture we live in. He said make disciples. He said love your neighbor as yourself.
I love Jesus. I am for marriage between men and women. I am pro life. But do you really think those signs and billboards are loving in any possible way??? Do they promote peace??? Do they help any individual seeking love and support for the issue he/she might be struggling with??? Are we so hell bent on being a people who would take every issue in our culture and put them into such small small boxes creating an us against them mentality that we completely shut out the very ones Jesus came for???
Please don’t lump me in with that group. They are the religious church people I ran away from a long time ago when I was angry at the Lord. It saddens me to see them still pushing the same old agenda.
I’m so tired of seeing the signs and billboards that push people away from Jesus. Jesus is for people. All people. Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Anyone. He saved me, a lying, cheating, scheming, fornicating, hateful, bitter, baby murdering, adulteress!
Jesus is for people! Stop “helping” him out with your signs that scream judgment! Stop judging people because they sin differently than you do!
Just. Stop. It!
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9 ESV)
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