Sunday, October 16, 2005
Saturday over at Linda's
Saturday was good,we went down by the river and had a little picnic, then went over to my cousin's girlfriend Linda's, and their neighbor Sue came over and we grilled Salmon on the grill. It was delicious. We had a good night. today we went to church, and I napped most of the day. We've got the windows open, and airing things out, it's been a beautiful weekend. Last week our pastor preached a powerful sermon that seemed to touch us all in a big way. He started with a headline in a local paper that said the Vatican was going to ban gay priests, even if they were celibate. He quoted "because of their condition which suggest a serious personality disorder that detracts from their ability to serve as ministers, or to serve God these men that were called by God to serve him. He ended up having or sharing with us a discourse with God. It was almost in the form of a letter,or conversation. You could tell it was from the heart. Not only that he stood up fo me as a straight man. He preached of a the battle of words that rages on and on. He ended his sermon asking himself why he was preaching this sermon, he said two reasons. First, because he thought it is vital that heterosexuals like himself who are steped in knowledge about issues of sexuality should speak up and out to the wider public. Too many surveys and other research that is done is often attributed to gays and lesbians. Conservatives won't accept that. Straight people must be at the forefront. Second, he felt the sermon was essential about God and how we discern with will of God through Jesus, who accepts everyone as they are. Because God was in Jesus we believein the image of god in each one of us. Whether we are straight or gay, we are God's child. He affirmed that with all his heart and soul. It felt really good hearing his message. I left feeling really good.