Today the Supreme Court started hearing arguments for and against same-sex marriage. I will not express my views, as that is irrelevant to my post. What is relevant is what I saw being posted on Facebook all day. Hatred on both sides of the issue. Yes, BOTH sides. Though, I will say that I saw less hateful posts from those against same-sex marriage than I did from those that are for it. This saddens me.
I saw some people posting ‘verses’ of the Bible trying to prove how racist and full of hate the Bible is, thereby implying that anyone that follows must be full of hate. Here’s the problem with that; they are not reading the entire passage, and therefore taking it completely out of context. That is one of my pet peeves. If you are going to criticize a book and make accusations about it, at least read the whole thing and study it. That way you can at least know what you are talking about. Otherwise, you are going to sound like someone full of hate and animosity because you just don’t know.
There are very few beliefs that I will counter, because I don’t know enough about them. Besides, it is not up to me to judge those beliefs or that person. I’m only to present the truth, according to the Bible, to strive to live as Jesus lived, and to love all. These are not easy things to do. I struggle with one or more of these items constantly. I am tested consistently and there are times that I fail. But I do try to learn from it and move on.
Those that hate, or try to incite me to anger and hate them, honestly, I feel sorry for them. I occasionally pray for them. I probably should pray for them daily, however, I tend to forget because in my prayer, I spend so much time thanking God for all that he provides for me. I’ve been so blessed, and God continues to bless me, that I cannot thank him enough. God has given me a wonderful job, a house, a wonderful family, a fantastic church family, wonderful friends, and has provided everything that I needed. Why wouldn’t I be thankful for that?
Even hubby’s migraine for the past 19 months is a blessing. I have no idea how, yet, but it will reveal itself at some point. When God has deemed it time for the migraine to go away, it will. I have complete faith in that. And yes, I say that knowing that we are trying to get him approved for a surgery that is supposed to help him. It is still in God’s hands.
So, sadness is my word for the day. I am saddened by the hatred I see around me and many that don’t think it is hatred, they think they are ‘educating’ those around them. Instead, they are trying to bully those with a different point of view. I feel for them, and I shall pray for them.