So what do you think about children who are different, like “sissies” or “tomboys”? Are they destined to develop into homosexual men and women? Should they be persuaded to conform and be more like others? They say they love Jesus, but is that enough? Won’t Jesus reject them? And what if the bullying goes beyond just name calling?
Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand. Romans 14:4 (NRSV)
This point of view looks beyond “Is it right or wrong?” and “Do we love the sinner but hate the sin?”
Each of us is intricately complicated with layers upon layers as to why we think and feel and act in certain ways. Isn’t Christ the only one who can put into us the righteousness that He desires us to have?
What would it look like if everyone left these things up to Jesus?
If we coerce others into conforming to our ideas of what they should be like, isn’t this a form of bullying? More importantly, isn’t this an attempt to usurp Christ’s authority?
Jesus as Lord will uphold and make stand each one who is His, even if we do not know the “how” of it. This, I believe, is Real Life Jesus.