After a curious Google search, I discovered one of the little one’s daycare caregivers is a lesbian. Honestly, I felt uncomfortable. Why was I feeling uncomfortable that this nice openly homosexual lady was taking care of my little one? For a split second, I thought she would spread this homosexual spirit to my child. That was pathetic but I thought about it. It served as a reminder that I need to constantly renew my mind with God’s word. My heart was disturbed, so I began to pray in the Spirit.
After praying, my hypocrisy or self-righteousness was exposed and God’s love for the lesbian caregiver filled my heart.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NIV)
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
That scripture lumps greed, adultery, alcoholism, stealing, etc. with homosexuality. It means a man and woman lusting for another person who is not their spouse are living in sin just like the homosexuals. Why do we treat homosexuality like it is the worst sin of all when it is just like other sexual immorality? That’s hypocrisy.
So, why was I freaking out about a lesbian caregiver? I do not know if the other caregiver is committing adultery or watching porn in secret. The fact that this lady’s sin is obvious does not make her worse than a person whose sin is hidden.
Instead of pulling out the little one from his daycare or devising ways to get the lesbian lady fired, I will continue to pray for her and love on her. That’s the Christian way. The LGBTQ way is to persecute those who do not agree with their views/beliefs, we cannot act like them. Hate is not the antidote for hate, love is. We are to love and have compassion on those who have chosen to live in sin. However, we are not to accept sin as “normal” and celebrate it. Love does not rejoice in iniquity. Our hearts should break for sin.
She is a lesbian. So, what? Pray for her and love on her.
As we celebrate Christmas with extended families whose lifestyles we disagree with, let us not be puffed up or act like we are better than they are. Self-righteousness pushes people away from us. Love draws people to the Christ in us. Jesus, the reason for the season is the one who makes us righteous. We all have sin tendencies. We all need Jesus.
PS: This post is about my personal conviction and how my family was led to handle the issue presented. I encourage you to seek God for yourself and ask Him what to do.♥️