From Gay unto Perfection
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
Spirit wise, I believe it is our only common ground as a man, to start right.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
We can keep on talking, on and on, about opportune moments, and at the end of the day, it’s all about materialistic things and wants. Wants, because we do not have them and it becomes a part of our day to day struggle to attain.
1 Timothy 1:7 (New International Version)
7They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the mind and heart of man are cunning.
There are perfect times or right moments and these need a solid ground or foundation. Whether we fall or not, that perfect ground will always be there to support us. And we can use it to get not what we want, but instead, of what we truly need.
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
How can a man perfect himself, by himself, alone? Perfection really does not start from being perfect, if we look it to what have become to people now. But in the beginning, before you started to distinguish the right from wrong, you were perfect. He will help you to renew all the things and give you the spirit that you had once when you were a child.
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come—one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?
Perfection can be a stage wherein bad or good experiences contributed to the same, once attained, would never leave a trace of regrets and what ifs.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
We do know how to hurt, to lament, but we do not know how to love. Love is perfect. Love is Good. God is Love. God is Good. God does not Lie.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
There are different kinds of love, where in agape kind of love is the greatest. While we confuse, another kind of love, eros, to be a brotherly love, but actually, it’s carnal.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
As a gay Christian, I always wanted someone who will love me, never mind the eros love, just someone who will hug me or kiss me on the cheeks, or someone who will send his regards when I am not around, when I am sick. Even if someone makes fun of me, by saying, “I love you”, I always say, “Thank you!” Even if it’s a lie, I don’t mind. I know that these simple things being regretted by other people are not my kind of shoes. By this, I do not feel that emptiness and longing for something that I cannot get as a Christian. And I have my priorities that other gay or straight people cannot easily understand.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
2 Timothy 1:7 (New International Version)
7For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
As a gay Christian, it is my right and privilege not to grieve, a grief being experienced by the rest of men.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
There is always a right time to do good, and it’s always “now” if you try to dig deeper, with Him. By letting the opportunity to have eros relationship with same gender, and even a mutual understanding at that, I know that I have done my part not to engage in an immoral relationship, or dragging down another else’s life to the ditch.
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
1 Corinthians 13:10
but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.