I have been following with interest the recent on-line conversations on the subject of ‘love the sinner, hate the sin.’ Although it is not a phrase I use I do in many ways sympathize wi…
Source: ‘In Christ,’ absolutely; but…
This article, from the weblog ‘Theoreo’ gives a wonderful explanation of that it means to “Love God and my neighbour ‘as myself’ ” one of the critical bases of being ‘in Christ’.
The story of his daughter’s disability being a part of our common human frame gives a wondferful example of how – for instance – the members of the Church need to view the difference involved in being intrinsically homosexual – a condition that is not chosen but, rather, a ‘given’ that such persons have to learn to live with
If only we were all able – or, maybe, disposed – to accept one another’s ‘difference’ in this primitive area of our basic humanity, this could surely be accounted as honouring one another’s common identity, and being, together, ‘en Christo’ – In Christ!
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand