I am a young gay Christian, whose journey with the Lord began during a year that would bring the loss of cherished loves ones. In my sadness, He gently reached out to me, comforted me, and patiently helped me draw closer to him.
Indeed, my faith journey could be described as centered around this Bible verse, which happens to be my favorite one:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
I am currently a member of the United Methodist Church, although in recent years, due to powerful personal experiences, I have been integrating elements of Catholicism into my spiritual life. That is to say, I have had numerous and recurring vivid dreams of both the Blessed Virgin Mary and Michael the Archangel coming to my side to comfort me in times when loneliness threatens to overwhelm me. These dreams always ease away my sadness, and leave me feeling utterly cherished. There is a strong likelihood that I could convert to Catholicism in the future. But only God knows when that will happen.
In terms of how my orientation mixes with my faith, the truth is that God Himself helped me realize that I’m gay around the time I truly became a Christian, when I was still in my teens. As such, I rely on Him first and foremost on answers regarding who I am, and what He would have me do in regards to my sexuality.
I suppose you could say that I am “patiently abstinent”. Or rather, while I am currently not in a gay relationship at this moment, nor have I ever been, my heart longs to be with the right man in God’s eyes. And thus, I wait on God to help me see when that moment is meant to be.
I use this blog to express my thoughts on issues in religion and society, along with sharing the profoundest experiences that God graces me with. Thank you for giving my blog a chance, and I sincerely hope that you enjoy what you read here.
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