Yeah, I think this picture says it all. This is what I returned to when I logged on the other day. But, let's step back for a moment.
A lot has happened since I've last posted, let's review:
1. I got a second job (temporarily)
2. I am single and wanting to remain so, for a long while.
3. I turned 29! Last year before it's all over, and memory loss begins!
What can I say, I kind of dropped the ball, as they say. Life got hectic, and I lost focus. What brought it back? Well, I was alerted to an influx of spam and hate-speech on our Facebook Community, and was absolutely shocked and disturbed as to what I found there.
After two hours of deleting posts that were just vile in nature, like the one above. Reminded me of a quote by Ghandi: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." But there is a silver lining to all this. Having spoke to many people of various ages, it seems that this crudeness is concentrated among those in high school and college. Most people of young adult status, who have entered into the real world, who have been broken down by the reality of life, outside of depending on their mom and dad's financial support, they become humbled and realize, that maybe they shouldn't be judging people. I had the same lesson myself, and life sure did humble me. I pity people like the young man, above. Usually those who are the most aggressive towards gay people, have latent feelings of their own that they do not know how to deal with. And people who are straight, generally are straight, and do not really care what other people do.
But yes, it's been a few busy days, cleaning up the mess of these so-called representatives of the church, but I know better, than to say that these people are the reps. The true representatives of faith, are those who you least expect, they are the quiet meek voices, the smiling faces that greet you in the street, the helping hand to those who are week, the one who forgives easy when being wronged, the one who shares his or her meal, and the one who loves unconditionally. These are the people I aspire to be like. If the church had more of these people, I do not think a single gay person would have been ostracized by the communities they come from.