Saturday, March 29, 2008

Pastoral Care On Homosexuality - Part 3


In the Bible in Genesis 2 tells us the institution of marriage. Marriage is Gods plan. In the homosexual Christian movement, they deliberately draw a parallel between homosexual partnerships and heterosexual marriages. There is a fundamental truth that as human we need companionship. In Genesis 2 verse 8 The Lord God Said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God is love and He created us in His image that is why we as humans have the capacity to love and to be loved. God want us to live in community and not in solitude.
As a church and especially a Pastor, the homosexuals must be our concern and we must first care for this community by “understanding of the issues of identity or ontology, disposition or desire, and behavior or act” of them, in order for us to reach out to them. We must hold on to our stance but at the same time we must show the homosexuals that we love them. As a Pastor the best thing we can do to make a difference in the homosexual world is to give Real Love to this people in order to Bring Real Life to them. God taught us to love others as we love ourselves and that includes the homosexuals. As a Pastor, I personally believe that we should educate the church on this issue of homosexuality. In the cover story of the Catholic Asian news, Michael Broughton an experience educator from a pastoral perspective said that
“Dialogue with homosexuals was lacking in the church’s approach to the issue. Right up to now we talk about them, but there’s no dialogue with them. He noted that there were no trained, dedicated or specialize pastoral care either in Sinagapore or Malaysia.”

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