So put to death the parts of your life that belong to the earth, such as sexual immorality, moral corruption, lust, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). The wrath of God is coming upon disobedient people because of these things. You used to live this way, when you were alive to these things. But now set aside these things, such as anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene language. Don’t lie to each other. Take off the old human nature with its practices and put on the new nature, which is renewed in knowledge by conforming to the image of the one who created it. In this image there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all things and in all people. (Colossians 3:5-11, CEB)

I read this passage and something jumped off the screen at me.

I thought about how the world around me is so fixated on sex. Several states are in a battle to stop transgender children from getting the care they need to make them healthy because they believe it is sexually immoral to do this. We are so caught up on what others do behind closed doors.

The author of Colossians says to put to death sexual immorality, moral corruption, lust, evil desire, and greed. We are also told to set aside anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene language. We get stuck here I think. We want to stop people from doing things in their own privacy that we think is bad/wrong/immoral we don’t continue reading or hearing. We let our anger or rage take over because what they are doing is wrong. We miss the next sentence.

Don’t lie to each other.

Don’t lie to each other.

Say why you want to stop the things you want to stop. Most people hide behind their faith, their religion. God calls us to love and lift up, not degrade and hold down.

Don’t lie. Love!

Loving People. Loving God.

Published by asacredrebel

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