|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Well-said, my friend. Good for you for having the courage to open up about the experience! Your faith obviously runs deep, and that
is great. That you are so tolerant of beliefs and practices that differ from your says you are a good person, indeed. However, sexual orientation has nothing to do with religion or morals. The theory that it is determined by choice is scientifically untenable. A lot men and women have one or two same-sex experiences and discover that that is not for them...because they were born heterosexual. However, for a homosexual, male-female sex goes completely against the grain. Either you are born to be heterosexual, or you are born to be homosexual. There are animals that are homosexual. No choice/no sin. Even if the few mentions in the Christian bible were always interpreted the same way, we are talking centuries ago. We no longer believe the earth is flat or that taking more than one bath a week is a sure path to illness. We no longer believe that it is impossible to
talk to someone hundreds or thousands of miles away. So much has
changed...because so many of us are much better educated.
Sorry. Didn't mean to let the teacher in me take over. Just that
I feel so strongly that condemning traits that are inborn is
inhumane. Be like saying it is a sin to have a crooked nose or
hair that, like mine, insists on going its own way.:)
Thank you again for your honesty and sweetness. I am so glad you
are at the Den.
Always, and Then,
|Reviewed by Jolynne Hudnell
|This is so true, if God sees all sins as the same, who are we to decide one is worse than the other? I join you in your prayer at the end.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Very prayerful... ...your verses stand as a testimonial to your faith, Joyce. Love and blessings,
|Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
Satan is very busy he certainly take pleasure in tempting us, but God in his grace always finds a way to help steer us in the right direction.
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Our dear Lord guides us in so many different ways. His love is very true , ever there. His hand was on your heart!......M|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Having faith in God and allowing him to lead you on your journey of salvation. God is always with to lend a gentle hand. God bless...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|This touched me - to proclaim something personal in a public forum shows much about character; knowing that at any time any of us could stumble and fall or be drawn away. Everyone struggles in this evil world. Thank God for His grace and the hand of his unfailing love that reaches out and picks us back up.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Beautiful writing sweet lady as always...stay safe and well..Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|..when Mother Theresa said she was not worthy..I knew I was in trouble...but the truth is God forgives ,,,, your poem is truly inspiring...you are a beautiful soul Joyce :)
Love and Blessings,
|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|This is so true and given with such sincerity and faith. We all can relate to reserving judgement. We all are brothers and sisters.
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Very, very well said, Joyce.|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|this poetic expression is very insightful to the importance of revealing oneself towards ourself whenever we do want to judge another person, this is a very beautiful ofering of your spirit
Peace, Love & Inspiration
|Reviewed by Daniel Keith
|Nicely written Joyce. All to often people are quick to judge others. I pray for those, for none of are perfect. If we were then Jesus would have died for nothing. May God bless you every day of your life.
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Pointing the finger is an all too common pastime. As your poem implies, none of us are qualified to judge. Nicely done.|
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|We are not the judgement. The Word calls it all sin. We can pray for our brothers and sisters for none have been perfect but Jesus. We are forgiven by His blood.|
|Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo
|He died on the cross for our sins. He has forgiven us.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Mortal sin is mortal be you gay or straight if you break God's laws and never repent you reap the same punishment.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|You laud it on the line. There are a lot of hypocrites out there, myself one of them from time to time. Good write.|