Archive for March, 2013

The temple curtain.

Posted: March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

Matthew 27:31 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split

Jesus death marked the tearing of the curtain that blocked mans entrance into the Holy of  Holies. I have always pondered this, at that moment and from that moment there was no barrier for anyone any longer, when Jesus died on the cross that was the end of barriers between us, the end of barriers between us and God.  Paul the Apostle in one of his finest discourses saidColossians 3:11 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

Surely then those who would separate those who are in Christ and say that we are less because of our sexuality, or perhaps a disability are in grave error, because when that curtain was ripped in two in the temple there was no one excluded from the presence of God.

There are over 100 verses in the bible that support slavery, but only 6 to do with homosexual acts, even then most of them are to do with the worship of false gods and idols.

(All scripture quotes from NIV)

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Perhaps we should change it to…

Jesus dealt with my Sin, let’s get on with loving one another…..:-)

Being a good Anglican, I often look at the activities of church and wonder if it really is what Jesus intended.

I mean, did he intend for stately expensive buildings that remain empty most of the week while the homeless freeze? Did he really mean there to be some amazing huge place called Rome where the church lavished itself with gold? Was he really keen that Christians focused on hating particular groups in society because of their sexuality, gender, dress, social class or anything else that made them different?

I think not.

Jesus, he was a carpenter, in the Indiana Jones movie, Indiana has to find a cup amongst many golden cups in a chamber, to find the correct one, the cup of Christ, he would survive, if he chose the wrong one, he would die.

The cup of Christ was not laden with gold and jewels, but was a simple, wooden cup. The cup of a carpenter and perhaps church is after all about being people of the carpenter. Without expensive things, without judgement, a simple, wooden life, based on his love and compassion, reaching out to the very people the established church rejects with love and compassion.

Love the sinner, hate the sin, was in fact invented by Ghandi, and is incredibly difficult to do as everyone sins, everyone turns from God. So we should trust in Christ’s sacrifice to cover our sin and get on with loving each other.

(personal message starts)

Lovely boyfriend, love you looking forward to seeing you later.

(end personal message)

Altogether….ahhhhhh.

So I met this guy…..

Posted: March 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

I know he reads this blog… and here’s a message for him…

Just wanted to say how blessed I am to be with you and I really am looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

I love u

Ok end of romantic message, normal service will now resume…..