Seeking, findingBy Gary Schrag Overland Park, Kan.
I appreciated Brian McLaren’s wonderful column, “Does Evangelism Equal Proselytizing?” (June 25). To be reminded of Vaclav Havel’s dictum, “Keep the company of those who seek the truth and run from those who have found it,” was especially nice. Then I read “Letters and Comments,” where once again I read letters from “those who have found the truth” regarding homosexuality. It may be fruitless to argue with those who are certain they know how to interpret Scripture, but I would like to raise three matters for those who might be open to a different point of view.
First, where does one find in the teaching and behavior of Jesus any reason to believe that Jesus would reject those that the culture so vociferously condemns? Second, don’t make up your mind about this matter if you do not have a significant relationship with a gay or lesbian person, and especially get to know followers of Jesus who are in a same-sex relationship. Finally, those who have a member of their family or a close friend who has “come out” often rethink their positions on this matter.
Comment on the article Seeking, finding
Please keep comments civil. MWR editors reserve the right to remove any comment. When posting a comment, you agree to the MWR Comments Policy. Name and comment will be posted; commenters are strongly encouraged to give their full name. Email address is for follow-up only and will not be made public.