Tonight, I’m coming out to my dorm’s coordinator for the Christian group I’m in on campus. This is actually the first time I’ve ever said “can I talk to you?” to someone with the intention of coming out. All of my other coming out experiences were spur of the moment. My heart is racing and I feel sick to my stomach. But I need to do this. I need to make myself visible as a queer person and a Christian, and this is the first step. I can’t just run and hide to a group I know will accept me when God has already blessed me with this wonderful community. I need to give them a chance. If I cause some controversy, so be it. Jesus was more controversial than I’ll ever be. Please pray for me.
It’s really cool you want to be passionately in love with Jesus as much as you can, but please don’t beat yourself up about this. Be prepared for the seasons when you’ll barely hang on to God with an intellectual thread, and other seasons where you’ll be so head-over-heels for Jesus that you’re getting tattoos of him on your ribcage. Be ready to be honest in your dry valleys, and be ready to rejoice on the mountaintop.
Enjoy both seasons, because both help you grow and both have significance in our lives. The winter and fall teach you to grow deep roots into God even when you don’t feel Him, and the summer and spring are those powerful weeks of blooming fruits and plentiful harvest that will have you laughing and weeping at the same time.
Soon you’ll also see: loving Jesus is not even really up to you, because he’s the one who woos, who draws, who beckons, who calls. Loving Him is the easy part; God loving you cost His Son. The more you know that it’s less about you, the more free you will be to love God all the more.
HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEONE SO MUCH THAT JUST HEARING THEIR NAME OR SEEING A PICTURE OF THEM MAKES YOU SO HAPPY YOU HAVE TO SIT THERE A MOMENT BECAUSE YOU CANT STOP SMILING
Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY.
That’s a FUCKING mother right there. Best mother of the year award goes to a god damn cat. I wish my mom was a cat
This is amazing.
YOU GO MOMMA CAT! This is the best post I’ve seen all day!
ive been laughing for the last half an hour because sun bears exist
IT’S THE SUN-SUN TO THE MOON-MOON
Oh, wait, you said ”SEND NUDES”? I thought you said “SEND NUKES” hahaha whoops uh i guess you should evacuate your city or something