So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Third Way of Love (repeat post)

This post was originally published in May of 2014. The video to which it refers is a beautiful message of hope and support. Prepare yourself for tears.

Reaching beyond the politics and polemics of a serious issue is a video that proposes the Church's love and hope for people with same-sex attraction.

The video presents several men and women sharing their stories, heart-wrenching testimonies of courage and devastating emotional pain, stories of years and years of struggle and rejection, suffering, and finding love, intimacy and acceptance. The stories are open and honest.

We, all of us, are love by God. He made us and wants the best for us. We, each one of us, is God's child in need of His grace. The video exposes the inadequacies of the negative extremes on either side of the issue of same-sex attraction while proposing the Church's third way, the way of love.

If you have 38 minutes to spare, and even if you do not, watch the video. Better yet, order a copy.

A word of advice?—Keep a tissue or hanky on hand. It is a beautiful, beautiful video that, because of the heroic struggles of the people giving their testimonies, deserves attention.

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