Saturday, November 20, 2010

Moms are the best

From Momastery, the reflections of a mother of Christian faith about what she would say if her child told her he was gay:
And I don’t mean, Chase, that we would be tolerant of you and your sexuality. If our goal is to be tolerant of people who are different than we are, Chase, than we really are aiming quite low. Traffic jams are to be tolerated. People are to be celebrated.

"Traffic jams are to be tolerated. People are to be celebrated." How I wish her sentiments were the mainstream LDS view! Read what she has to say.

Via: D. Gregory Smith


Invictus Pilgrim said...

Awesome. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.

It was difficult deciding my favorite quote out of her entire post, but I think it is this one:

"... each Christian uses different criteria to decide what parts of the Bible to prioritize and demonstrate in their lives. Our criteria is that if it doesn’t bring us closer to seeing humanity as one, as connected, if it turns our judgment outward instead of inward, if it doesn’t help us become better lovers of God and others, if it distracts us from remembering what we are really supposed to be doing down here, which is finding God in every human being, serving each other before ourselves, feeding hungry people, comforting the sick and sad, giving up everything we have for others, laying down our lives for our friends . . . then we just assume we don’t understand it yet, we put it on a shelf, and we move on."

MoHoHawaii said...

Glad you liked it, IP. I try to be inspirational now and then to balance out my usual cranky fare. :- )