Rob and I were having dinner with friends, a couple who are parents of a gay child. The Dad said, “I grew up where life was sort of gray, meaning I could see everyone’s point of view. Then we began to go to bible studies, and church and my world became very black and white. I could tell you what was right and what was wrong. Then my son came out… I just had to accept him and love him, period. Seems like we’re back to square one.”
Rob said, “You know what, I’m not sure there should be a square two.”
Jesus cut through all the religion and confusion and shame, and gave us all a very simple instruction: love God and love others.
That’s square one.
He doesn’t really point us to square two. He says everything that concerns us on square two and beyond will fit right there on square one. We don’t need to worry about it.
Just sit and rest. It’s okay to feel like you are back to square one in your spirituality. It’s the perfect place to be.
Tommy went on to say, “The best things in my life have been the hardest. Matt coming out was hard but was among the very best.”
Love. Acceptance. Trust.
It’s simple – and it’s all right there on square one.