don’t drink

don’t smoke

don’t be gay

don’t have an abortion

don’t say fuck, shit, bloody, damn, bitch

don’t have sex before you are married

don’t get drunk

don’t dress that way

don’t listen to that kind of music

don’t watch pornography

don’t dance provocatively

and so on…


Be known by the Love you have one for another.

hm, tough choice.

i am not saying i agree with or condone or am promoting some or all of the top list of things that the church are often known for railing against. i do think some or a lot of them are things Jesus is definitely against.

i am saying that Jesus specifically told His followers to be known for love.

to be recognised by love

by service of one another

by taking care of widows and orphans and the sick, imprisoned, hungry, thirsty, naked, strangers.

characterised by forgiveness and the fruit of the Spirit which were listed as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

that’s something worth dying for.

heck, it’s something worth dying for.

that is, if it is okay for me to say ‘heck?’