Saturday, September 21, 2013

Not Normal

Let me take a moment to congratulate you on being normal! Congrats on having normal desires that God gave you; congrats on being able to express your desires in an institution called marriage, so that you can live without the weight of Satan using your desires against you. What a relief it must be to know God's great love for you because he established a way for you to love and express your love behind closed doors in a sensual, even erotic way (you wouldn't tell your friends about!), but also that you can express affection in public with the one you love - in fact, just be grateful you live in such a great Nation where you can hold hands with the one you love! You can propose to them in a restaurant and people will clap! How awesome is that?! You must feel incredibly blessed that you were born normal, with natural desires, and your first crush was considered "cute" in your household; what a blessing to know that you don't have to live a life of celibacy to stay away from such evil enticings that will lead you down a road of misery. Congrats on not having to ever turn off such a core part of your being - you must feel so blessed! You can look at your husband or wife as if they're dessert and you've been on a diet for a month! That's awesome! Life must be great for you! No wonder you're trying so hard to help everyone have what you have! No wonder you're trying to save them from a life ruled by Satan! The happiness you have is fantastic, and it's no wonder you want everyone to feel the way you feel - it's a shame they weren't all born that way! That's just their trial in life, to put off the natural man, and to feel the spirit and let go of unnatural desires, turning all of themselves to God - I mean, you've done it right? You've had to shut off the part of you that is attraction, desire, and the need for comfort from the ones you have feelings for - it wasn't that hard, right? The love for your spouse is completely based on their beautiful soul, and no amount of sexual desire is ever present, right? You have given up "the natural man" completely and have lived a life of angelic, pure, love that has nothing to do with desire and everything to do with the service - right? Oh. I see. You haven't done that because your desires expressed behind closed doors in your marriage are acceptable in God's eyes. You've never had to feel wrong, or sinful, or evil for something so natural in your nature as expressing your love through intimacy, creating a bond between you and your spouse through shared physical joys. Hrmmmm.... perhaps you should handle those not born "normal" like yourself a little more delicately since you've never gone through that and aren't forced to live the life you're telling them is the right way to live. Perhaps you should be a little kinder in your approach. In fact, maybe you should go home and hug your spouse and think about your wedding, and the benefits of your marriage, and how lucky you are to have the life you have rather than trying to convince everyone they should have the same life as you. But what do I know about it? I wasn't born in a way to understand where you're coming from. I was born to understand where THEY are coming from. I know God still loves me regardless, and I know He loves you, and I know He loves everyone and wants everyone to be happy, not miserable. Life is so short and so hard just as it is, surely you can make someone's day a little easier without feeling the need to tell them they're unnatural desires are being used against them by Satan and that you will love them as a sinner but you just can't accept the sin. Surely, you could have looked at them and said instead, "Have I told you lately how much I love seeing you happy?" or "What a beautiful place this is when you're around." or, "I love you just the way you are." But what I do know? I'm not normal.