A bench has divided our village.
It was placed earlier this summer, and I rest here when I’m out walking.
A local church, seeing the colourful bench, felt inspired to have an outdoor ‘worship service’.
They brought outside their ultra powerful sound system, with speakers loud enough for a Rock Concert.
Then they broadcast , at great volume, throughout the village, that God had made two sexes, male and female.
They videotaped and posted their worship service on social media, where it caught the attention of national media.
Our local administration was interviewed by reporters, and the controversial video created division and hurt throughout our community. Another church, whose music minister and his husband are both talented musicians, was especially offended.
We know that ‘the evil one’ loves to create division.
Everyone in the village has an opinion about the bench, although most will not say anything.
How do I feel about the bench ?
I am only a housewife theologian, who follows the guidance of Jesus, who taught us to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.
Photo by Sally