I’m not exactly sure what to think of the Chick-fil-A thing that’s been going on. I guess this is now a Christian vs. Gay “discussion” playing out over waffle fries. There has been a day for Christians to support Chick-fil-A by waiting in line for hours for an eight piece nugget meal and a different day for gay people to just sit in the lobbies without buying anything. Not sure, exactly, what either will accomplish but that’s where we appear to be for now. I do wonder, with no way to know for sure, which of the two (if either) Jesus would attend if he were walking around right now.
I have heard many Christians say that it is important to support the Chick-fil-A guy that was against gay marriage to “let them know where we stand and what we believe in.” If there is one thing in the middle of all of this that I am sure of, it is that “they” already know where Christians stand regarding homosexual marriage or anything else. “They” already know, with certainty, that they are rejected and ridiculed by people who claim the title of Christian.
As a Christian, I’m not sure that I have any obligation whatsoever to tell people where I stand on what I perceive to be their sin. I can’t find Scripture that commands me to share my positions in order to be heard and establish for the record my moral platform. As far as right and wrong goes, I am certainly to tend to my own and even address wrong within the church (in a very orderly, loving and specific way). Don’t see where there is anything about talking to people outside of my beliefs about their behavior. My accusations and posturing on their behaviors does not invite them in to meet Jesus but my introduction of Him to them, through me, just might.
I have a hard time believing that legalization of same-sex marriage is a good idea for a society. How I balance that basic belief with my burden to allow Jesus to live through me in the lives of others is not an easy one for me to figure out all of the time. As I seek to figure it out and hope to walk it out with humility and grace, I read in 1 Corinthians 13, “If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing . . . So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”