By Whatever Name

I know it's been a while since I posted. The entire month of April and half of May zipped by with life getting in the way of me posting, but not my faith although it has taken some bad blows. But I'm still here.

The key to doing anything in life is to keep going. If you've read my blog for any length of time you may have found out a few things about me...
  • I believe in a higher power
  • I'm too stubborn to give up
  • I'm too mean to let sleeping dogs lie
  • Nothing is impossible
Yes, I'm a Christian by choice. I've studied a multitude of religions over my decades on this earth. And whether you call that higher power-Jesus, Yhwh, Buddha, Mohammed, or by any other name you are still a believer. Even an atheist believes something...there is no God. From that belief, you gain power and faith in your conviction. Sounds strange from a minister right? I believe in love and commitment in whatever form it takes. I don't point fingers and say you are wrong. Who am I to judge others?

Nobody, that's who.

I have a set of beliefs in place that works for me. In the grand scheme of things, isn't that what really matters?

I will talk and befriend homosexuals, adulterer, fornicators, atheists, and a host of others. Isn't that what Christ did? I will them them my point of view, based on my belief system in place that I believe that if they continue in their practice, they will go to hell. Yes! If they can get past that, then a friendship can develop. I simply do not judge the behaviors of others.

I know the Bible teaches, "Cast not your pearls before swine" and "...brush the dust from your sandals," but if I were to to do that would cause me to judge. As a Christian in a world of sin, I lead by example. In my belief system, the number one priority is one another. I also know that change begins within. I cannot change anyone. I can only show them the way.