We care so much what people think of us we neglect that the only opinion that matters is that of God. My goal over the next week or two is to really look at the gospels and see what Jesus was truly passionate about. I can guarantee it wasn’t a chicken sandwich, nor was it really about homosexuality.
Just from the top of my head (which could be dangerous) I know he hung out with the social pariahs of his day, loving them and seeking heavenly justice for them and calling out the falsehoods of the religious leaders in his day. I don’t feel comfortable doing either of these things thanks to my American upbringing. I like keeping to my social circle, but that’s not exactly what Jesus did.
Oh Lord, may I seek your face and be an instrument of your will.