In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
I was like many who saw the ruling of Gay Marriage this week. I have mixed emotions about that due to my believe system but I watched America and others speak their opinions about the issue. I took a few days to listen to the news and passion people talk about it on social media. As I prayed and went on with my days this week. God give me a word about LOVE. Let's face it everyone has opinion about the subject matter good or bad. But in my heart the word LOVE keep coming up this week. So I studied the word more closely. Most people think they know what the word means in its entirely but we really don't. I think as humans we only touch 5% of 100% of the meaning of this word. I researched more on this subject matter to get a matter clean understanding about what it meant and what God was trying to tell me. The dictionary states that Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection ("I love my mother") to pleasure ("I loved that meal"). It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing humankindness, compassion, and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another".It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. The Bible says Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. If you have read the bible you know what it says about love.
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”— James Baldwin
Well, this is were it gets little edgy America has history of hate with various cultures, and races point slavery, Mexicans, Blacks and the list goes on and on. Well to clear the whole world. But the point is that hate has been apart of our culture for generations. Let's be clear that hate and religion has went hand and hand for years but not the base for who God is. As humans we have to understand that the two are different. Most people love to label the two the same when it not. Let's think about it a person that happen to be a christian man or women says something that that are not so kind and other people want to label the whole religion. Stop doing that people. One person does not define a whole race or culture of people. All because one person says one thing does not make it true for me or you. I believe we need to sit our kids down and talk about love and what it means. We talk about about it when it comes to man and women and marriage and mother and father. But what happen when your neighbor hurts your feels or a racist person says something not so nice. Lets face it it is hard to turn the other cheek when someone is doing you wrong. Taking the high road it the hardest thing you can do sometimes in many situations ,but necessary.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
People at the end of the day people can do what they want. That is why State and Church is separate. We do not have to believe in the same thing that your co-worker does thank God or your neighbor. We can all agree to disagree about the subject matter but at the end of the day we need to show love to the LGBT community. God is love but he also set a list of rules for us to follow in life and that is ok if some people do not want to follow those rules. Christians have to understand that everyone is not going to believe in the same God you serve. And that is ok. Even God knows that. He give us free will to choose what road we will take and that is amazing in my eyes. As Humans we are so hard on our selves and others and God is not. He says what he says and mean what he says and that is it. He is love and he gives you a chance to have a relationship with him. He gives you chance to come to him. He is just like a great parent that wants the best for all his children. Some will get it and some will not. But it is our jobs to love people and spread the good news of his gospel.
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”— Morrie Schwartz
As someone that is Christian I did say it, I choose to love and take the stands of (Love). Who you sleep with should not matter at the end of the day or who you marry. I believe in Love the way God does and know I could never understand what that truly means though the eyes of God but I choose to love people and treat them like human beings just like I would want to be treated. I have served some many communities and I know that people just want to be treated with respect and love. As a human and American that happen to be African American women I have to believe in the rights of all people and let the judgement of other sins to my heavenly father. I truly believe if we have a dialogue with each other about why this is a major issue some of us could see each others perceptive. I have core values I believe in that I will not move on and I am sure others do as well. But when hate is in the equation that is a major problem. Chose to love and help your community heal from hunger, homeless, being uneducated, and poverty. It is so many bigger issues that need to be address in the world than who someone marries. This is opinion of one person that have served her community all types of people even the LGBT community and my stands is to love anyone that have a problem that I can solve. I will not turn them away from any resources or given help them better their lives or encourage them. You have to have a love for God's people and that means all people that may not look like us, believe in the same things or eat the same food. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE is the message. Humans need to take a stands of Love and work on themselves, their communities, their relationship with God. We not going to agree on most of the issues in the world but this is opportunity to see what we are made of as humans that serve a higher power which is God. We don't have to change our view points on marriage because the world does but we have to show the world that we serve someone that clearing that is in control of everything. So as God loves so do I. I love everyone person and know that they have very special purpose and place in this world. God is love.
- A Christian Belle