Monday, March 18, 2013

All you need is love

Let's compare two sets of statements:

I believe every divine command reflects God’s character, ultimately his love, which is the summum bonum rooted in God’s own being.

God does not command arbitrarily; God is ethical. God is love (benevolence toward being).

Ultimately, God has our best interest at heart because that is his nature. Every divine command was and is an expression of divine love–not just for God himself but for his creatures–because God IS love.

I wrestled with how to reconcile my Christian faith with my desire for Will to have the same opportunities to pursue happiness and fulfillment as his brother and sister. Ultimately, it came down to the Bible’s overarching themes of love and compassion and my belief that we are all children of God.

"The overriding message of love and compassion that I take from the Bible, and certainly the Golden Rule, and the fact that I believe we are all created by our maker, that has all influenced me in terms of my change on this issue," Portman said, adding that he feels that "in a way, this strengthens the institution of marriage."

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