Confession; I’m a cradle Catholic, but there are some times when I do not agree with things.
Let me explain: I wear my cross necklace as an outward symbol of my faith. My faith in God helped me through my surgery and near death last year; of that I’m sure. I pray for friends and family, and know I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
My faith is shaken when other Christians use our faith to promote hate and discrimination. I have moments when I’m horrified by others actions in the name of God.
Confession: I’m a cradle Catholic and some of the best people I know belong to the LBGTQ community.
I fully believe that we are on this earth to love one another. I also firmly believe that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
I try to live my life as myself and hope people love me as I am. I extend that same benefit to all people. I don’t put limits or conditions on that rule.
That is what I taught my kids. I can only hope they bring this with them into their adult lives. They are to love everyone as they are.
Why is that so hard a lesson to learn?