As some of you know, I was born in California but spent my most formative years in Mississippi. Those years spent in the Magnolia State taught me Southern hospitality, how to carry myself with grace, how to cook chicken and dumplin's, bake a mean blackberry cobbler and most importantly, I was introduced to my faith.
That faith has seen me through all of life's ups and downs. It's taught me what love truly is. Taught me that the most important thing in life is love. To show it, to be it. For that reason, I am finding myself having a very difficult time seeing the reaction I've seen from some people. God LOVES us, wants to give us the desires of our hearts, wants us to be fulfilled and to know for ourselves the love He has for us. I will never accept that He desires us to fall in love with someone and for that love to be a sin. That's not a loving God.
This post was prompted by seeing one too many posts about "Sodom and Gomorrah all over again" or "Jesus, take me now" or "End of days is here!" or "Time for another Civil War". I urge my friends whom I share this beautiful faith with to act with grace on social media. Hell, act with grace anyway, but PLEASE, especially on social media. You do so much harm to our faith by spewing comments like those above.
And because clearly I haven't used the word "love" enough in this post:
"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." - 1 Peter 4:8
Now let's plan some weddings!!