Friday, December 28, 2007

The Least of These

My friend Randy in his blog referred to an article here. Again, I thought you readers would appreciate my comments on it:

Yes, that was a great article. The main point that I found to be true is that I should gladly give myself to helping the sick, the poor, the drug-addicted, the schizophrenic, the depressed... When I show my love for God by loving others that way, I actually find healing and great fulfillment for myself.

A few weeks ago I spent an evening with a deluded and quite paranoid friend. He thought he saw someone watching him - that person was definitely not there in reality. He warned me that there were hidden microphones in my car. He was absolutely tortured with fear. Somehow, I found it very satisfying to respond to his bizarre comments by showing him love, listening, telling him that God was there for him, and praying with him. My friend, who btw is very straight, hugged me and told me I was a true friend to him.

We don't find healing in pursuing heterosexuality, we find healing in pursuing God! One way He has given us to pursue Him is to show love to "the least of these".

Matthew 25:40 (ESV) And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'

3 comments:

grace said...

I look forward to reading more here! Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing the letter. I do appreciate it very much!
pam

Brandon said...

"We don't find healing in pursuing heterosexuality, we find healing in pursuing God! One way He has given us to pursue Him is to show love to "the least of these."

I think that's very true, MR. That's something I've been learning here lately myself, and it is making a huge difference.

God bless ya!

Jay said...

Very nice article. I have never really appreciated the notion that I (or any other homosexually-inclined male) needed to become more like "other Christian men." They have enough problems! Why should I choose to imitate them?

I think one of the biggest faults of the ex-gay movement (although it has several) is the idolization and attempted imitation of the "masculine Christian heterosexual." Please. The only One worthy of imitation or idolization is Christ. Period.