When Did I Become Such A Dangerous Woman?

Was it when I said, I don’t believe you can Pray Away the Gay?

Maybe it was when I suggested that I am capable of independent thought and that Kent is not responsible nor does he agree with everything I say.

Perhaps it was one of the days I decided to stop being divided in my heart and become an ex-good-Christian woman.

Or maybe it was the day that I decided it wasn’t my job to keep “the peace” when keeping the peace requires the silencing or muting of half of the church.

Most definitely it was the multiple days I encouraged others to take a closer look at what they have always been taught about what God says about homosexuality and consider that maybe there is more to the story.

Certainly it was the day I encouraged other women and men in patriarchal situations to become what God always intended for them to be.

The Scriptures say, as much as it depends on me that I should live at peace with everyone. And I do. But sometimes it does not depend on me. Sometimes the peace comes undone because people do not want to live at peace with me when what I see when I read the scriptures does not match up to what they see. They say I will have to answer to Jesus for every word I have written and spoken. I am ready. I am prepared to stand before the lover of my soul and say that I have tried everything in my power to move people to love God and love each other with no unless. I have not been perfect. I guarantee you I am wrong about some things (as are we all). But I KNOW that what Jesus did is enough to fill the gaps and erase my sin and cover my errors. It is enough for yours too. It is enough for all of ours. As my good friend Sarah said yesterday,

I stand outside, in the wilds, banging my pots and pans, singing loud and strong, into the wind and the cold and the heavens, there is more room! There is more room! There is room for all of us! And then I’ll slide right up next to you, I’ll hook my arm through yours, I’ll lean in, I’ll whisper right into your ear, quiet, loud, it will sound like I’m singing or like I’m preaching, and I’ll say, there is room for you.

Make no mistake about it. Somewhere along the line I fell in with a dangerous crowd. I posted this status last month on fb and i think maybe it fits here.

“You say I run with a dangerous crowd, we ain’t to pretty we ain’t too proud. We might be laughing a bit too loud, but that never hurt no one.”

I have good news this morning. Jesus came for the poor and the sick not for the rich and the well. What many “good” church going people fail to realize is we are all poor and sick because of all that is wrong here and now both in our hearts and in this world. But old things are passing away, and he is making all things new. You bring his kingdom on earth as you love the people around you. God hates no one. His love is for everyone. He can and is making all things new. Our rules we place on ourselves and others seem like they will work (see Col 2) but they have no effect on the heart. Love? now that changes things.

“So c’mon Virginia, give me a sign. Show me a signal. I’ll throw you a line. That stained glass curtain you’re hidin’ behind, never lets in the sun.”

Only the “good” die young.

Here ends Theology 101 with Prof. Billy Joel.

Being dangerous isn’t always a bad thing.

Oh yes, please read this spec-freaking-tacular post by my friend Matt.

 

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10 thoughts on “When Did I Become Such A Dangerous Woman?

  1. Nette0727 says:

    Keep being dangerous! Thank you for sharing your voice and what God is teaching you.May we stop and realize that we may not agree on everything but respect that God is stirring the hearts of many to run after Him and join Him is bring love and hope to all.

  2. “There is room for you” is SO profound! This needs to be on every billboard and sign and flier everywhere. Wow. Thanks for giving me a way to see that today; I’ll be sure to tuck that into my Bag of Things I Want to Keep.

  3. Mmmm, yes, we became so very dangerous the day they printed individual copies of the Bible and handed them to us for our own perusal and taught us to read and taught us to write and taught us to speak…. It was mostly the women who did the sharing and the teaching, I might add. Stupidity exposed: If the men really were so bent on staying in control, on making us believe exactly what they believe, why did they ever relegate the women to the teaching positions or bother to share more than just their beliefs? Thank goodness (we know for ourselves) the Bible says all lies and fools will be found out eventually. Any men who think they can maintain total control by themselves are idiots and will know so when they realize they cannot do everything without help and woe the day the women go on strike. God put a check-and-balance system in to curb them. Yea God 😉

  4. Christina says:

    Love this. It’s been implied that I’m dangerous or scary as well for many of the same reasons. I was blessed by reading this today.

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