Scorsese on Silence, the Movie & Faith
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I am reblogging a brother’s post which I find thoughtful and exposing. Enjoy and check out his world and words from across the ocean.
If ever there was a group who would rightly be able to say “not my leader” it was the first century Jews. But what did Jesus say to them? What do we today owe our president?
Source: February 2 – Dead Presidents
This is my revelation (I can’t say coming out). It does not fit! But, I have to say something.
I have compassion on David in the video. You see, when I was 10 years old I was taken away from my home by a homosexual man to a motel room to be his toy. Did my parents know what this man was up to? I will never know. Did I understand what happened to me that night? No. I had no class for this man nor for what he did. Do I know why I felt dirty the next morning at breakfast? No. Only that he did something to me that was “wrong.” I don’t know why I thought it wrong, I just did. That thinking may have been my salvation from what could have been. I did not accept what he did to me. I rejected it. I did not want it from him NOR for me, you see. I never dealt with same sex attraction afterward. Many children, who might have had a similar, should I say, more pleasurable experience, may have turned out totally different from me. What happened to me was wrong, I know now. He could have been put in jail based on the laws of the state. He violated me. He took advantage of me. I was his prisoner for the night.
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The Garden of Eden and the Value of Marriage
Genesis 1–3 defines marriage and shows us that marriage began in the Garden of Eden, in a perfect world. What’s amazing is that when we were thrust out of the Garden under God’s judgment, he let us keep marriage. So marriage today—even an imperfect marriage—is a remnant of the Garden of Eden.
In Matthew 19, Jesus is debating with some theologians about divorce. They want to talk about divorce. He says, “Let’s go all the way back to the beginning. Let’s talk about marriage.” And he quotes Genesis 2 with regard to our marriages today in an imperfect world. So Jesus says that every biblical marriage today, though imperfect, is as sacred, divine, and amazing as the marriage of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Your marriage matters.