9/29/2015

accept change

Monday October 5th, Genesis 2:  23-25 The Man said, "Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh!  Name her Woman for she was made from Man."  Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.  The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.  Humanity had a little trouble getting the oneness down.  For most of humanity, instead of the two becoming one, it was the woman becoming mine.  It was one becoming one with a little help.  But God has called us into relationships.  Relationships are the best way to show and experience the love of God.  Relationships are where we feel the touch, sometimes sexual, most often comforting, that we can experience most closely the love of God.  Most congregations in the ELCA, as well as the nation as a whole, continue moving toward fully accepting that love of God as a good thing in those whose love interest might be seen as a minority view.  The church and society also took way too long to accept interclass relationships, interethnic relationships, interfaith relationships and interracial relationships.  Until it is our children, whom we love, it is hard to accept change.  I applaud the changes in the church and in the nation, I am saddened by how long it is taking and by those who see loving one another as the straw that breaks the camel’s back.  Someday, we will get the immensity of God’s love, until then, in spite of our differences, let us learn to love one another.  

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