Forbidden

I’m a Christian. As such, we’re taught that a lot of things are forbidden by the sometimes well intentioned but often ignorant. Well, I’m sick of it. I’m sick of being seen as the faith of exclusion. I’m sick of hearing people ostracize others out of their ignorance of the Word. As Oswald Chambers so eloquently stated “We slander God by our very eagerness to work for Him without knowing Him.” He loves us without restraint. Pure and simple. That’s the reason behind the Great Sacrifice. So we can have life and have it to the full. It’s so beautiful, it’s delicious!

As a parent, I can somewhat understand the love He has for me. Regardless of how my kids behave, I will always love them and they will always be mine.
If we are really truthful and allow ourselves to be vulnerable with one another, we will realize we all participate in forbidden activities. Such honesty facilitates openness, forgiveness, gentleness, longsuffering, grace and mercy. Our discussion turns from chastisement to acceptance. I want to be able to show you my ugliness without fear or trepidation. And you the same. No more hiding. No more shame. No more hatred.

Love is not forbidden.

I U

Intolerance of uncertainty or IU infiltrates every corner of my mind. Guised as a salubrious spirit, it reminds me of what ifs.

What if there isn’t enough time to get it all done?

What if it ends up hurting my family?

What if this is just another failure?

What if it’s actually successful?

What if he forgets again?

What if she lied to me?

What if I get sick?

What if

What if

What if

I accept the unknown and its constant state

What if

I accept that you will fail me and I will fail you

What if

I choose to focus on my values and not my unknowns

What if

I placed others before I

What if

U joined me

What if

Oui replaced I U