Friday, May 11, 2012

Next to ... Abnormal

Got a message from someone the other day. He is just beginning the process of dealing with his attractions. He emailed me and said "I just want to be normal." When I asked him what made him abnormal, he replied it was his attractions to men.

What is abnormal about us is the fact that we don't accept ourselves. Accepting one's attractions and realizing that your attractions are likely not going away doesn't mean you're giving in or giving up. I honestly believe that. It just means that we're not going to be beating ourselves up anymore. We're not going to go around thinking we're abnormal. We're not going to be different.

What would your life be like if instead of saying "I'm so different" to saying "I'm uniquely myself, and love every aspect about myself"?

Why do Mohos think their lives have to be horrible, full of sorrow, and lack of acceptance? Its ridiculous. There's enough depressed people out there, I don't have to be one of them.

1 comment:

Trev said...

Yeah, it's ridiculous that circumstances are such that they feel that way, but it's certainly not ridiculous that they do. The Church culture is set up that they feel that way. Thankfully, the Gospel's not, but it's hard to parse that.