“People in the LGBT community aren’t a faceless enemy. They are real people who need to know that God loves them. People like my dad, my mom, and Vera. People like some of the other gay men and lesbians I’ll be introducing to you in the rest of the book. People in the LGBT community aren’t a faceless enemy. They are real people who need to know that God loves them. Their lives are far from perfect, sure. Just like ours. But unless we choose to get involved in their lives in a loving way, they may never know the Lord who loves them. To see this connection, let’s turn our attention to 1 John 4: 7–11: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” from “Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction” by Caleb Kaltenbach Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.