This weekend is pretty important to me as a Christian I celebrate the victory of the cross.
I acknowledge the sacrifice of my saviour Jesus.
I love being a Christian, a Christ follower. It’s who I am right to the core. At times it is the only thing that really makes sense to me.
I have faith.
Yet I’m not sure I’m religious.
Now so many people tell me that you can’t be one without the other but the more I read my bible the more I spend time in prayer I have to disagree.
Right now religion is tearing this world apart. The man made rules are driving wedges between families between friendships.
Placing weapons in hands.
When I read my bible all I read about Jesus is love.
I don’t read of him going to his death only after weeks of weeks of negotiations. Having a signed contract off us all to live by a set of rules.
His life was about love and kindness and compassion and healing.
He healed many, he fed thousands he taught so many more but I didn’t see him checking the sexual orientation of who he healed beforehand.
Asking them to sign up on a dotted line.
He led by example showing only kindness and compassion.
No barriers between him and anyone.
I believe that Jesus died for us all.
For each and every one of us. Sacrificing his life so that we may live in his fathers love. That the barrier of sin is forever broken.
He gave us the choice to open our hearts and know God to love God.
Our choice given in love not fear.
An offer for all.
For every one from any race,
For every gender
and for everyone of every sexuality.
Love is and should always be unconditional and Jesus love was the greatest example of this.
He taught in love
He gave in love
He died in love
I pray that religions of the world will focus now on this love. That they see discrimination is not found in Jesus words.
37Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’c 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’d 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
* I almost didn’t publish this blog post . I was a little scared of the reaction to it, but I’ve realised I can not write my heart. I am tired of people assuming things because of my faith. Believing they know my beliefs when actually they don’t.
The thing is this is my heart my understanding of what I have learn what I have read. I accept that it will not be the view of others and that’s ok because while we may not agree we can respect each other’s views.