Having read John 9:1-5; let us think. Is something really a “choice”, a “sin”, a “punishment” ? Or is it mearly a way for us to see God’s works. Yes we have free will. But persecuting others because of their religion, sex, race, sexual preference, perseverance (the US’s one percent), their social standing, their IQ, EQ. All that we point and say “Attack! I am afraid because they are different!” And we do.
No question, we hide behind our religious beliefs, misquoting, misguiding. Twisting words because for sure that translation was a mistake and it couldn’t mean me.
We are told throughout the New Testament to LOVE. Love as God loves us. Love as a child, as a Father, as a brother…
Love thy neighbor as thyself.
And if this is how the Religious love. I see why so many struggle with the Bible. I say Religious and not Christians. For to be a Christian is to be Christlike; and I in my sinful, judgmental mind. I say that for I suffer that human weakness, striving not to and therefore in my own paradox. I have not seen what I would deem a “true” Christlike person. Though I have met some who are close, until they spout hurtful religious hate and bigotry because they don’t understand how someone could “choose” to be that way.
How then do we rectify this? Not us.
I realize that this blog has gone on a spiritual bent. For some reason left field is calling. Do not fear, but please be patient for I am building something. Either love in my mind. Strength for what is to come. Mana for thought. I have not forgotten my stories. But some are hitting too close to home and require some inner-work so that my characters can grow and become three dimensional and not one. I thank you for sticking with methrough this.