Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Counting on mercy

"Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
                                                                     --Luke 15:1-7, NIV

It's funny how the numbers can bring everything into focus. asks the question "Why should the 99% of the population who are NOT gender confused be forced to accommodate the less than 1% who are?"


Because Jesus, that's why.

Because Jesus didn't come to save the righteous 99% of the population. He came for the rest of us: the bewildered and bruised wanderers.

This isn't about gender ethics. 

This is about the gospel. 

I care about the needs of 1% of the population because Jesus cares about me, and I am counting on his mercy.


  1. I do think that it is possible to care about the needs of the gender confused, and genuinely care about them as people, while still being gravely concerned about the broad repercussions of legal changes such as those being discussed. I'm concerned on a parental level (safety of children in bathrooms when there is no guarantee what gender they will encounter there) and Jesus loves the little children as well. Just another perspective.

    1. Those are legit concerns. I'm working on a post about how I think it's dangerous to think that we can keep our kids safe by keeping these people out of public restrooms. But I'm ready to be convinced, and we can all love Jesus while disagreeing about such matters. But we do have to treat people as people...