near to you

Monday July 15th, Deuteronomy 30: 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.  The church has been studying the issue of homosexuality for many years and in the last couple of years has made some strides toward inclusivity.  Studies have been presented and voted on, legislation considered, scripture interpreted consciences bound and unbound and on and on and on.  Just recently, the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and the attitudes in our nation are moving forward. For the most part it is our generation that is struggling with the issue.  Ask most kids of high school or college age and they will look at you like you have just asked a stupid question, which of course you have.  If two people love each other and want to live in a mature and committed relationship it is a good thing and the church should be in the forefront of blessing these unions and fighting for their legal status.  The overturning of DOMA may have changed things for federal entities, but for states like Alaska, the political Neanderthals are still in charge.  The word of God is near you, it is not hard except for when we try to find some way around it, when we try to find some loophole.  Love God, Love others, and walk daily in the ever unfolding discovery of what that means.  Jesus calls us to love our enemies and we are still working out the details of how to let our children love one another.   


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