Sunday, March 7, 2010

Are all welcome?

All Are Welcome
1. Let us build a house where love can dwell
And all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell
How hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions;
Rock of faith and vault of grace;
Here the love of all shall end divisions:
All are welcome, all are welcome,
All are welcome in this place.
2. Let us build a house where hands will reach
Beyond the wood and stone
To heal and strengthen, serve and teach,
And live the word they’ve known.
Here the outcast and the stranger
Bear the image of love’s face;
Let us bring an end to fear and danger:
All are welcome, all are welcome,
All are welcome in this place.
3. Let us build a house where all are named,
Their songs and visions heard
And loved and treasured, taught and claimed
As words within the word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter,
Prayers of faith and songs of grace;
Let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:
All are welcome, all are welcome,
All are welcome in this place.

Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going." (John 14:1-3)

All are welcome unless you are gay, lesbian, democrate, etc.
Please read the following article.
BOULDER - Some parents are considering pulling their children out of a Catholic preschool after the school told a family a student could not return because the parents are homosexual.

A meeting was held to discuss the issue at Wesley Chapel in Boulder Friday evening.

"This could be one of those moments where the community is holding a mirror up to the church for it to take a look at its policy and reconsider what they've been doing," Wesley Chapel Pastor Roger Wolsey said.

Teachers at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School were told about the situation earlier this week. Staff members say they were told a student would not be allowed to re-enroll because of his or her parents' sexual orientation.

The Denver Archdiocese says the student's parents are two women and their homosexual relationship violates the school's beliefs and policy.

"They're entitled to do what they want," Wolsey said. "And I would respect them no matter what they decide. [But] I think a lot of churches are doing a lot of soul searching right now."

In a statement sent to 9NEWS, the Archdiocese said, "Homosexual couples living together as a couple are in disaccord with Catholic teaching."

According to the Archdiocese, parents who enroll their kids at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School are expected to follow the Catholic Church's beliefs.

Jesus said all are welcome. He did not specify any groups that were to be excluded. I try not to put anything negative in my blog, but I feel this is a time for speaking the truth. I am a cradle Roman Catholic and I am ashamed of this blatent disregard of Jesus' teachings. Love has to be the cornerstone of our lives as "Christians"; this was and still is the message of Jesus.
The laws were made for men and women; women and men were not made for the law. The Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Denver is wrong in its actions in denying admission to a child to a school where they are supposed to be learning the message of Jesus. They are supposed to learn to worship Jesus, not the church. Thank goodness my "faith" is in Jesus and not in the Roman Catholic Church.

What would Jesus do?


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