A Must Read!
I found this blog recently that was amazingly comforting for me. There is another ministry that is in Toronto that has similar burdens, challenges, and experiences. I’ve known the Director for many years and have seen her make a huge transition into her ministry today.
Wendy Gritter is a prolific writer like I am and reading her posts at times seems like I am writing the same things only from my own perspective.
I have chosen to place a link to her blog for you to read. I think it may help you to see more of my heart as you read her experiences and to know that I am not the only one who thinks like I do!
Please click below and go to this blog and read what Wendy has to say about being in ministry with the gay community.
“An interesting aspect of my work these days is the opportunity to have conversations with people who hold different perspectives on the question of whether a covenanted same-sex relationship is an appropriate life choice for a disciple of Jesus. In the early years, most of my conversations were with Christians who held to a traditional understanding that sexual intimacy ought to be reserved for the marriage between one man and one woman.”
“At that time, Christians who held an affirming view of same-sex relationships were seen as a very separate group – perhaps perceived by those with whom I was talking as dangerous, not particularly serious about scripture or the Christian faith, or misguided by their emotions. That separateness was not an easy barrier to dismantle with people – mainly because their focus was not on the shared faith in Christ with affirming folks – but on the moral differences in viewing a faithful discipleship journey for gay people.” (Continued on Wendy’s blog. Click here)