Applied Faith

I recently officiated a wedding where I found myself and others trying to navigate the head-space of how to be Christ-like, as well as stand for Christian principals.  The list of possible problems seemed to emanate from every human source possible.  Here is a smattering of the problems that would apparently take some navigation:  1) The groom was divorced and recovering alcoholic.  2) The singer providing special music was gay.  3) Alcohol flowed freely at the reception.  4) The groom’s party’s salty language reflected their military backgrounds.

Plenty of fault could be found if the event had a substantial blowout.  Thankfully, by the grace of God, the wedding went forward without many outwardly negative issues.  Perhaps, in retrospect, the potential problems were not really problems at all.  Could there have been a force that wanted every opportunity for something to go wrong?  In retrospect, evil became more obvious and the…

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