“I’m never gonna wait that extra twenty minutes to text you back, and I’m never gonna play hard to get when I know your life has been hard enough already. When we all know everyone’s life has been hard enough already, it’s hard to watch the game we make of love, like everyone’s playing checkers with their scars, saying checkmate whenever they get out without a broken heart.”—Andrea Gibson (via dishevelment)
I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hear
Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
Couple of older males in the audience:
Now, wait, I'm not finished.
You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
-the pastor shifts a few notes around-
The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.
“Still I can’t help but wonder if this could be a true happy ending. Or one more false hope. It’s like a traffic accident, I know I shouldn’t look but I cant turn away because in my heart of hearts, wherever that is, I know the answer does not lie within words, but within her eyes. The world is made up of a billion little mysteries, but it’s not words that explain them. Of this I’m sure.”—<3
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”—
“Some they tell me I’m a fool, a fool who walks this road alone.
So afraid of making changes, remember that nothing is carved in stone.
Oh tell me why we are so afraid of the secrets locked with in our souls?
Cause everything that we’re made of is dying just to be exposed.”—