In light of the whole Chik-Fil-A "thing" this week I am sharing a blog post that I hope you'll read. I read so many opinions on the whole thing, but I think "The Last Crusade" shares my heart the very best. What a wasted opportunity for the Christian community. Regardless of the fact that my family likes to throw our money at Chick-Fil-A on a regular basis because of their Christian values, wonderful customer service, and really yummy food, I think we as a Christian community could have shown our support in a different way than throwing more money at an already rich franchise. And, on yeah, we sort of forgot about the whole thing where we are to show love to all people.
Even IF I think being gay is a sin. Even IF I think there really is no such thing as gay marriage in the eyes of God. Does our big stand at Chick-Fil-A help or hinder my goal as a Christian to go out into all the world and bring the word of Christ to the lost (if we're assuming our Gay friends are, in fact, lost)? Do we think the attendance of gay people in church this week will be less or more across American tomorrow morning? Are they feeling more or less loved by conservative Christians? Did our stand with Chik-Fil-A cause the divide to widen, or narrow? And which would have Jesus wanted?
Where would have Jesus been on Wednesday? Would he have used up 2-3 hours of his day waiting in line for a yummy Christian sandwich to show that (1) He's a Christian and (2) He doesn't agree with Gay Marriage, or would He have been out there walking amongst "the least of these?" Maybe He would have been trying to bridge the gap between conservative Christians and gay people. Maybe, just maybe, He would have even been admonishing we Christians for wasting our time, throwing our money at an already rich franchise when we could have been instead giving our $5 each to someone who was close to starvation. Now *THAT* would have sent a message to the world that I think the Lord would be proud of.
Believe me, I don't have it figured out. I didn't have it figured out on Wednesday. I knew I felt some sort of uncomfortable feeling in my spirit. I didn't go to get my sandwich (but I certainly considered it). If the lines weren't so long, maybe I would have? "The Last Crusade" helped me to figure out what my spirit was feeling.