Writing to free the prisoner of one idea, crossing the bridge of paradox to truth, serving the legacies of Chesterton and Lewis who defended their faith in Christ
I often wonder if some of us think we are thinking of some argument that hasn’t occurred to Jesus when we make the comments that we do about morality and family. The very same person who will espouse that Jesus and God said to “love one another” seems only too quick to deny that he also said:
“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37).
Indeed the same ones who would be more than willing to claim it wasn’t them but “the devil made me do it” in so many other cases and causes would not stop to reason out that this dilemma – that they want to get support for from everyone with the plea (and supposed irrefutable argument): “but its my child and I can’t stop loving them!”-, this sly dilemma, had not also occurred to the same devil in his plan to get them to stop obeying God.
You see, God does really “get” that point. And it is at the heart of the problem. The One who allowed you to procreate and who wove the inward parts of your son or daughter in their mother’s womb, and who did not weave them with instructions to become homosexuals or transgender or any other self-imposed assumption but as he created them – already had an answer for it. And Matthew 10:37 is it. The day you and I marry, we must remember that. The day you and I have the privilege of having children, we must remember that. God comes first before our relationships with others. Every earthly relationship has limitations placed on it by God for good reason. So let’s reason on it….
On Judgement Day, do you really think that the Son of Man and God who said “you are not worthy of me” if we place anyone above him is going to let our choice of earthly family over him slide by? Think carefully again and this time, be not afraid to hear and trust the Lord’s word and why it is not unfair on the matter instead of thinking in your own isolation.
Read How Same sex unions won out in Ireland and don’t forget to catch the comments. Did you see Matthew 10:37 anywhere?