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What does Jesus look like? part 2

Carlos’ wife, Heather, writes of seeing Matt and Jefferson for the first time from a different perspective:

We get seated, the music starts and the girls and I begin to grove. Then it happens, I see them. A couple cuddling on the front row. I don’t mean hands around the waist kind of cuddling I mean full body spooning.
How annoying I thought.
Then I look a little harder and instantly burst into tears.
Oh how I was wrong,
I did see a two people.
I did see an embrace.
Maybe they were brothers?
Maybe a father and son? Maybe just friends.
But what I could tell was that the man in front was severly handicapped and the other man was holding him up to worship.
The honor, love and power that was showed to me in that instant has changed me forever.


How many times have I done the same sort of thing that Heather describes here… how many times have I presumed to know the facts of matter when I didn’t? Lots and lots and lots. Our eyes deceive us and so do our judgments. Fortunately God lovingly reminds us that we need to look through his eyes and not through ours. Because when we do that, as Heather did, we see something very different, something that can change our lives.

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A person

posted March 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Unfortunately, “our culture” has been so polluted by same-gender corruption, that when beauty is seen in the behavior we immediately think “the worse.” There is a reason for that and it has nothing to do with an irrational fear. The situation at this Church should be a typical scene in the House of God. It is a beautiful image.

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posted March 25, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Well this is a wonderful thread. You might remember I work with people with disabilities, well, to be honest I manage people who work with people with disabilities but I know enough to know there a lot of Jeffersons without Matts. This is also a good reminder that seeing affection between people in church should annoy us the way it does. It’s funny how pious we try to be and how much that’s different from what we’re supposed to be there for.

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Misty Goldblatt

posted March 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm

I appreciate the way you key into the heart of situations. You often help me get my priorities in order with the goal of being less self righteous and more loving which is, I believe, the only way we can see Jesus and ultimately reflect Him to people who need Him so desperately. Thank you!

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c kitty

posted March 25, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Whenever I do that, make that kind of shameful mistake, it reminds me that I am not to judge anyone. It is a graphic reminder of the folly of thinking we are capable of judging others.

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posted March 25, 2008 at 9:16 pm

I have been wrong so many times in my life that I have tried to give up the urge to rush to instant judgment. Even Jesus, when confronted over the adulteress, stopped to draw on the ground first.

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jeffrey d morrison

posted March 26, 2008 at 8:40 am

it made me stop & think about how many times i have made the same mistake,& been judgemental on someone.theres a very good message to find here. thanks

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posted March 26, 2008 at 4:29 pm

To A Person: I assume when you say “our culture has been so polluted by same-gender corruption” you mean to say that we have been polluted with the pruient obsession with same-sex love.

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posted March 28, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Unfortunately, “our culture” has been so polluted by same-gender corruption, that when beauty is seen in the behavior we immediately think “the worse.”
Get a new hobby, Donny.

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