I do not claim to be a teacher or a pastor – I am merely a tour guide on this earth. I believe that each of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior God have been endowed with special gifts – my gift is to be a light in this dark world and hopefully that ‘light’ will lead others to the path that I have chosen to take.
I would rather SHOW than TELL people about the wonderful, abundant joy that I have found. It should be shining through me and around me and hopefully it does with everyone that I come into contact with. When folks see me or ‘read’ me, there should be no doubt that I follow Jesus Christ – His teachings and commandments are first and foremost at the very core of my being.
Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I am far from ever being anything more or less than the rest of us. But, I’m on the journey and I KNOW without a doubt where I will be one day – spending eternity with Jesus and that gives me the peace to live on this earth each day.
Yesterday, I wrote an article based upon the scripture from John 13:34, “Love One Another” and stated that God’s commandment to us is to love each other. I have to admit, I expected to get some stern feedback from my followers and they did not let me down. Although, most were happy to comment and agree that everything we do should reflect the love that is inside of us – the saving love that I have come to find since finding forgiveness from my Savior.
One of my friends pointed me to the Rev. Phelps who has spearheaded the “God Hates Fags” campaign. The Reverend’s son wrote the following letter and since I am not familiar with the Rev, I will let his son’s words tell you about this man who seems consumed by hate instead of the love that Jesus spoke about.
If you want to read what Mark has to say about his father, you can read it here.
The summary of his eloquent letter is this:
Mark Phelps wrote the following to the citizens of Topeka, Kansas, home base for his (in)famous father. It is printed at his request in The Capital-Journal on May 19, 1993. Contacted by telephone in California July 7, 1994, Mark Phelps said the letter still represents his feelings. He also cautioned people against taking the letter out of context, saying there is “gentleness” in the context of the letter and a hope that the community can better understand Fred Phelps based on what the letter contains.
God does not “hate” fags or anyone else, He is not happy with the sins that they or any of us commit on a daily basis.
My Jesus was and is, all about John 13:34, “Love One Another”