FredS wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:43 pm
durangopipe wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Nature of a Man wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Well yes, a lot of what you've conflated with "love" or "mercy" is, in my perspective, really just pity, in my opinion.
Who are you referring to as “you've,” Noam?
It isn’t clear which poster(s) you’re referring to.
I reckon it's me, since I've written that I love my gay daughter. NoaM evidently believes I shouldn't because she's a deviant and all.
EDIT - Ah, he was typing at the same time I was. I was correct in that he thinks I should pity rather than love my daughter.
Chesterton talked about this tension, a century ago. A lot of wise people did so.
We live in an age of insanity, where truth is set in opposition to love/mercy/forgiveness. The result is that we seem to have to choose between a truth that is pitiless, or a love that is truthless.
As Christians, we are called to "speak the truth in love."
So we don't drive away our sons and daughters who seek love in the same-sex relationships, or who struggle with drinking and drug dependency, or who make some bad life decisions. We love them. We desire the highest and best for them.
We welcome them home, whenever we can (if they don't pose a danger to anyone). We comfort them and affirm the good in their lives.
And when the time is right, we remind them that these choices are not the the highest and best happiness that they are made for. We speak the truth in love.