Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm going to follow my Lord (Otherwise known as I'm tired of all the drama!)

Our country is great. It's a free country. It's a country where we are allowed to decide what's best for our families on a case by case basis. It's a country that you can be yourself in. You can let your children be themselves in. It's a country where one size fits all isn't true. But lately our country is trying to force us to be all the same. Have the same beliefs, the same rules, and standards for our lives. I'm tired of it. I'm tired of the debates on gay marriage and abortion and birth control. I'm tired of the government using these as fronts to ignore the real problems at hand. Our economy, the homeless rate, the number of children in foster homes and orphanages (because they want to take away our birth control rights), the lack of a safe food supply and the fact that they are continuously trying to find new ways to oppress why, all while we are too concerned about the petty things. Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, etc. Please don't tell me you need examples.

Does it directly affect you if Sally gets an abortion? Does it matter to your life if she does? It doesn't mine, that was her life and her choice and she has to deal with it. Does it matter if Harry marries George? Honestly, don't play that "I'm concerned for his eternal soul" card. Because other than you maybe seeing them kiss, it's not going to have any effect on your life. Let them get the tax cut and be treated like normal citizens.

(( Saying these things do NOT mean that I personally agree with them. I'm pro-life and believe by my religious convictions that gay/lesbian marriage is wrong in the eyes of God.  But my beliefs are not your beliefs. My shoes are not your shoes. They may not fit you like they fit me. We can have the same exact dress, but I guarantee one of us is going to look better in it. Me. ))

If you want to take the religious stance here, be human. Remember that not everyone is perfect. All sins are created equal, it doesn't matter what the sin is. If you're going to judge someone so harshly because they choose to lie with another man (or woman) then you're committing sin too. I'm tired of the drama, unfair standards and head games. My religious beliefs are tolerance, love, compassion and empathy. My Lord loves us all because He made us all. He made us in spite of our imperfections and poor choices. He offers us the chance to repent regardless of how many times we commit any said sin.

I went to type in Google to find the exact verse where Jesus says what the greatest commandment is. I was saddened to find out that it popped up where the Bible says homosexuality is wrong first. In Google we are even more concerned about condemning others by using the Lord's word. That's not what Jesus teaches us! He teaches us tolerance. (Btw, I found the verse.)

Matthew 22:36-40

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 

So please, before you give that hatred filled glare or pass judgement on anyone for making a decision that is best for them (on anything!) please remember this...(please notice the BIG Italics)

 John 8:2-11

 "And early in the morning He came again into the Temple, and all the people came unto Him; and He sat down, and taught them." 
"And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the Law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest Thou?"
"This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him."
"But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground."
"And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst."
"When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? Hath no man condemned thee?"
"She said, No man, Lord."
"And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."

So let's practice what our Father and Lord teaches us. I dare you. Go a day without judging, condemning or more. Can you have perfect love for entire day? Tell me about it in the comments. I dare you. ;)


  1. Hollea I cannot express how amazing of a person you are! This blog is very touching! I cannot express how much I beleive others should feel this way. You should be able to marry who you want, parent the way you want, make everyday decisions without being judged. Who are we to think we can judge someone else. The only person who can and will is god when you meet him at those heavenly gates.

  2. This was awesome. Ever since I became a mama, I have been trying to live without judging anyone. I felt like Blair deserved to have a mom who was loving and tolerant and who could teach her the same.

    1. Thank you! I bet you can guess where this idea came from!