Why Should I feel bad?

 

Why Should I feel bad?

As a mother of a child with same sex attraction I often feel ‘bad and sad’. Sad, full of regrets about my actions in the past; and sad, full of anxieties about my child’s future both in this life and especially for the next.

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In search for relief I have begun to read my bible. Something I did not do till recently. Especially when I feel overwhelmed with ‘badness and sadness’. One of my favorite passages to turn to is found in Philippians.

PH 4:6-9

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Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me.Then the God of peace will be with you.”

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I read and re-read this passage which St Paul wrote two thousand years ago and even though I know he was speaking to the members of the newly formed followers of Christ called then, the Way. I wonder to myself if there were mothers there, who like me have children with same sex attraction, who upon listening to St. Paul’s word and contemplating upon it found relief through hope in God’s mercy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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