I have never been so proud to be one of the original descendants of one of Ireland’s most historical and legendary clans. My ancestors were divided and separated due to the historical division of Ireland not long ago. As historical it may seem, it really wasn’t that long ago. With Ireland’s established religious roots, the country has developed an even deeper and more memorable Irish pride.
Ireland became the first country in the world to fully legalize gay marriage.
Before anyone throws their judgment and criticism out towards this event, let us as a Christian culture choose to separate ourselves from the masses of protestors that are bound to take place.
Instead, let us look at and focus on the image that in a country with strong Catholic heritage, they were able to truly love others as Jesus does. Ireland has shown that what a person does should not be the focus, but who people are is far more important to respect.
Say what you will on the subject, but I myself find it rather said that the country of a deeply theological foundation itself could set aside Biblical law and doctrine in order to make a culture of people feel welcome to live their lives wit full liberties to be who they are.
America state by state has to vote, appeal, and fight unnecessarily. Why? Because too many religious Christian groups still manage to somehow play ignorant to the fact that it is not our job to judge but instead to love others and lead them to Christ. God genuinely loves each and every one of- nothing shall ever separate us from Him. So why should we as people try to ignore those words and make it difficult for others to have their own relationships with Him?
So let us as Christians put Ireland’s achievement into perspective in comparison to America’s journey and you will see a big difference.
Ireland is changing the world so let’s choose to follow their example by judging people less and accepting people more.