My Perfect Place

Daily Prompt: “We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now? For your twist, focus on building a setting description.”

The tick of the clock seems to grow louder with each second that passes by as I anxiously wait for my last class of the school year to end. With my foot impatiently tapping on the ground I switch my focus from the ticking clock, to my creative writing teacher. “Now I want you all to think, deep, deep down in that heart of yours. Find a place you’re comfortable, or not so comfortable if you’d like the challenge. Now answer this prompt with your final moments of class, if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”

At first I thought of the easy answers, such as my girlfriends house, or to an amusement park, but I decided to dig deeper. I wanted this prompt to be written well, in a way I wanted to impress my teacher. Deeper, and deeper I dug until I settled on the perfect place to visit.

I would walk through the silver gates of the place with no pain or sorrow. Where the golden roads lead my deeper into my true home with the person that loves me the most, and the loved ones I once had in my life. The children would dance, and play on the street, actually I’m sure the adults would join in on the fun as well. I would be greeted with warm smiles and light conversations by those dressed in white. The buildings stand tall above me when I observed their delicate designs with awe. The only place in the world made perfectly without flaw.

I would dine with the biggest role model anyone could ever ask for, and the person responsible for everything that I am. We would talk about what I’m doing right with my life, and what I am doing wrong with it; which I would gratefully take the advice and learn from it.  These two people clothed in white will show me to my lost family and friends, who will hug me and talk about the good ol’ days we had, and the memories they made here. Then I would leave this perfect palace, knowing I will one day return, but for now I must return to my temporary home to make the world I live in now as close to my perfect place as I can.

Why I Support Gay Rights

Leviticus 18:22- “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as womankind: it [is] abomination.”

As a Christian we are taught that homosexuality is a sin and that it is wrong. I do agree that it is a sin and that it is wrong; but all sins are wrong. So in a way I do support gay rights.

The way I support it is different than you may think though. I don’t agree with homosexuality in any way, but I don’t find it suitable that I should have the power to tell someone else they can’t marry the person they love; no matter how unnatural it is to me. I extremely agree that everyone should have equal rights in any place of the world, and have the same opportunities as anyone else does. This just seems right to me. As a Christian I have battled over this decision with myself but I feel like I am making the right choice.

Christians are taught to do as Jesus did, for example the phrase, “what would Jesus do?” Let’s look at an example of what Jesus did.

John 8:1-11 “Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives,  but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

‘Teacher,’ they said to Jesus, ‘this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?’

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, ‘All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!’Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, ‘Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?’

‘No, Lord,’ she said.

And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more.'”

The Bible tells us that even though this woman who committed adultery, which was one of the worst sins to commit back in the day, we shouldn’t take matters into our own hands and judge her. I feel like this is the same for homosexuality. Although we don’t agree with what they are doing, and don’t feel that it is right, it is between them and God, not us. We as Christians should not judge them for their beliefs because we are no better than them. Everyone sins, and the Bible says that all sins are the same in Gods eyes. So for those of you who are lying to your parents while complaining about the gay couple next door, you’re no better than the ones you complain about. Let God handle his children, he knows what he is doing, you do not.