It’s good Friday! Every Friday is good, but this one is the real deal. I am not a religious person, in the sense that I don’t go to church. I am not a member of a congregation. But that doesn’t mean that I am not a Christian. What I take away from Christianity is how to live my life. I think it is important to respect other people and treat them fairly.
My dad goes to church every Sunday. He was a deacon and an elder, but now he is to weak to carryout those duties. He is a true Christian in my eyes. He doesn’t just go through the motions, he lives it. I aspire to be like him in that regard. He understands and respects my life style too. My mother told me never to tell my dad when she first found out I was gay. My dad came to me. He handed me a book that his minister had given him. It was about understanding homosexuality. He said to me “I understand” and we hugged. It was a great moment in my life.
Yesterday was a very challenging day for me. We fired someone and while he may have deserved to lose his job, he is a person and it was very emotional for me. As a Christian I wanted to give him one more chance. Management had a different opinion. Rationally, they were right. They had already given him a second chance. The boss was in a meeting, so I had to deal with the sad goodbye.
I have had to fire people in the past. It is not something I enjoy doing….ever. We are making a change to their lives and it is not the kind we learned from Jesus.
Jesus gave us a second chance, forgiveness!