Dealing with issues

I said to Tress yesterday, I’m having to work at how I’d deal with same sex couples. Inevitably, some will have me cross their paths as they will mine. This is what I’d do…

  • I will invite a same sex couple to my home for dinner, coffee, drinks (whatever) as I would any other couple.
  • I will have fellowship with a same sex couple in church, in a home group, and in any other church or church related meetings – as I would with any other couple.
  • I will socialise with a same sex couple as I would with any other couple.
  • I will attend a social event organised by a same sex couple – whether in their home or in another venue – as I would that organised by any other couple. What I haven’t worked out however is whether I would attend that event if it’s a wedding or wedding anniversary of that couple as I’m not sure I’d celebrate that union.

That’ll be a start. Seems like a no brainer but I have had to work through those statements to reach a landing…



Good Samaritan/Refugee Aid

I recently read a comment that the Good Samaritan helped the (robbery and assault) victim and thereafter, let him go on his way. That Good Samaritan did not proceed to get that victim to go into his home.

I often said to Tress that if someone truly desires to help refugees, he should go to the numerous refugee camps (such as in Africa). It is not to demand Governments open its borders, allowing people smugglers to develop their business.

If the situation arises, I’d probably help someone whose paths I cross, where I see that person needs help. It’s much harder – and a much bigger leap – to demand my government opens up its border as a – the – way to help refugees.

A debate which appears interesting, and which I hope to follow later tonight/this weekend: