Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pentecost Sunday...

Sunday school is all over for the summer and next week we will have our church picnic. Also coming next week is the column I wrote for the newspaper. I am getting a little nervous, not because of anything I wrote, but about how people will react with all the lesbian stuff. I know that God doesn't discriminate, but people do. I am afraid that people will write letters to the paper, damning me to Hell. Now here is where I am supposed to write that I don't care what people think, but I do. I know we live in a world where hate and bigotry reign...but I also know that Jesus lived to teach us all that we are all loved by Him. Doesn't matter what color our skin is, doesn't matter who we love, doesn't matter what religion we practice. What matters is how we live our lives. And I feel as though I live my life honestly and with integrity. So, I guess if anyone writes to the paper damning me to Hell, then I should invite them to come and walk with me and see that I do indeed, live as though He has taught us we should....but I am still scared and that is something that I guess I will have to live with. I imagine that Jesus was scared a time or two, but that didn't stop him from living with integrity....so I will take my example from him and walk with my head held high. Because if there is one thing that I am not ashamed of it's my family. Who I have chosen to love, my partner who loves me so very much and whom I love even more. My children, both of whom were born out of love, both of whom are strong, smart and beautiful. Who know that they are loved beyond all time. By both of their parents who just happen to be women.

I will walk with integrity....just as Jesus did.

7 comments:

Maria said...

God will not let you down. Of course you are scared and with good reason. There are hateful, mean-spirited people out there. There are also many who do not buy the "going to hell for choice" nonsense.

Remember that writing the article took courage and you have reached out to educate and to fight prejudice. If just one person hears your message and changes their mind it will be worth it.

Hope your ankle heals quickly. It is too difficult to be hobbling around and taking care of a family.

Sue said...

You GO grrl. If you get flamed, know that you may also be helping some GLBT person who is in a lot of pain, or doesn't yet know that they can't make a family, or just needs to feel less alone for a minute. Prouda you.

Sue said...

oops, typo alert! I meant you may help someone who doesn't yet know that they CAN make a family!

Gandksmom said...

Maria - Thanks for your comments. It means a lot to me, the support and encouragement!

Sue - thanks for the reminder that there are others that could benefit from what I have to say. I will link to the article next Saturday since there will be a picture with it!

Merle said...

Hi Wendy Thanks for your comment, glad you liked the little game and Little
Tony. Hope your ankle is going well.
Take care, Merle.

Amanda said...

Bravo!

seasonalkat said...

Wendy you are doing what God has asked us to do and all you can do. Live your life according to what He would expect of you, and know that He too was despised and rejected. *hugs*