My thoughts, as a Christian, on the whole Chick-fil-A thing and the debate about gay marriage.
You know, one of the things I love about Jesus is that He didn’t get all caught up in trying to change the Roman government. He didn’t come to establish a government on earth. He came to usher in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Perhaps my focus shouldn’t be on shaping the government of this country to match my interpretation of the Bible. Perhaps my focus should be on the Kingdom of Heaven.
When He walked on earth, He loved people, especially those people who were considered outcast by the most religious of the day. And He gave to His followers two great commandments and a great commission — Love God with all we’ve got; love others as much as we love ourselves; and share the Good News, making disciples. As followers of Christ, everything we do should be measured against those two commandments and that great commission — Is this action stemming from my love for God? Does it demonstrate love to others? Is it going to further the message of Good News and help in discipling others?
Whether our sin is pride or legalism or focusing on earthly things rather than heavenly ones, whether our sin is lustful thoughts, failure to do the good we know to do or failing to love our neighbor, none of us are perfect; all of us fall short; and He loves us all extravagantly.
He even loves me, in spite of my tendency to think I’m smart enough to figure a huge God out or good enough to impress Him with my works. Fortunately, He gives me grace. May I daily extend that grace to others.