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The first thing you learn as a Christian woman
is that your body belongs to God.
From consecrated picket lines outside of clinics strumming
“What if Jesus had been aborted?” on Evangelic guitars
to the ten year girls in purity ball dresses that make them look like tiny ghosts,
The biggest problem with this youth group is not that no one loves God because yes, I am sure many of them do. The problem is that they only know how to love others that are picture-perfect people. The “druggies, whores, and lonely kids” they are all outsiders. Condemned for being skeptics of the faith.
Condemned because of their past.
Condemned because of their predicted future.
Condemned because they don’t fit the pre constructed mold set up by parents whose kids “have it all together.”
Why can’t we love? Why can’t we accept people and take them in the place they are?