Help Me Understand
“When Jesus says, ‘Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me, get away with me and you’ll recover your life.” -Matthew 11:28, MSG
I think I hear Jesus saying, “You don’t have to hate, or beat down your humanness; your impatience, bad moods and insecurities. My expectations for you isn’t that you be perfect, but that you be kind, and just and loving towards yourself and others.” Jesus’ humanness means he understands the “rough edges” of me and you, more than anyone else and that he still very much loves us just as we are. Let yourself receive the gift of a man that walked on this earth.
About the Author
Candice Czubernat is a married gay Christian woman and mother of twins. She is the founder of The Christian Closet, a web-based counseling practice, she is also a writer, and one of the --10 Pro-LGBT Religious Women You Should Know-- according to The Advocate Online. She has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and has worked in mental health for a decade. She specializes in seeing those needing a safe place to reconcile their faith with their sexual and gender identities. While she is an out gay Christian, coming to accept her sexuality was a road filled with much pain and confusion. Her family was loving, but their Christian roots did not provide a context for her to accept being both gay and Christian. In her work at The Christian Closet she has come to find that there are hundreds of thousands of others who also connect with this plight and she counts it a privilege to have walked along countless people through the stories of their lives.