Wednesday, June 3, 2015

#Caitlyn

I originally posted this on my Facebook wall, but I this is why I have a blog, to post my thoughts and feelings. 

What's on the Inside is what Counts

"I've heard a lot today about how "God does not make mistakes" in regards to Caitlyn Jenner's belief that she was a girl born in a boy's body. Christians are throwing out words like "sick", "mentally ill", "sinner".
Putting aside the age old arguments "Love thy neighbor" and "Judge not lest ye be judged", because obviously those aren't working for you. Let's focus on the fact that God does not make mistakes. Everything happens for a reason, right? Try this on for size...
How about God put Caitlyn Jenner in the wrong body so that she could have that painful journey, so she could light the way for others.
God makes us all different and gives us different experiences so we can learn from one another and grow. Sometimes he puts us through pain we cannot explain. And it's an unfortunate fact of life that sometimes a few celebrities have to openly experience something before we start recognizing and supporting those in our own community. Celebrities have helped open up the conversation about topics like mental illness and domestic abuse.
I know that many of you will not be swayed. You are steadfast in your belief that Caitlyn is a "freak". But I hope you will take a moment to open your ears and hear the words coming from your lips and the damning sentences you pound out on your keyboards, and I hope you consider if you would do the same with Jesus at your side.
Yes, there are people saying horrible things on both sides of this debate. But by reaching out in hate and judgement instead of forgiveness and love, you mark yourself hypocrites and you stray from the teachings of that holy book you clench so tightly while you condemn your fellow man. [/rant]
I heard this song today and it was like I heard it for the first time. It made me think of the journey transgender individuals go through. Sending my love and prayers to those fighting that battle."

Blackbird - The Beatles

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