‘In Christ,’ absolutely; but…

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

About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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