Written by: Jeff Owen
Written on: Thursday, September 25, 2008


On the Sanctus Real tour and it’s going really well!! Everyone is totally getting along and things are real laid back. Getting to know everyone has been a real treat. Sammy A and Vota are such great guys, and it’s been a honor to work with everyone. Right now I’m listening to “Boy on the Moon” by the Daylights. Strange how the sound of the song tuned me in before i realized the lyrics are about a lonely boy living on the moon trying to get back home.

Anyway, as you may or may not know, I am an engaged boy. This boy is a happy boy. This boy is realizing all kinds of crazy things about love, life, and relationships that are permanent canvases to be painted. For so long you could kind of pick and choose, but now you’re committed and it’s so wonderful! For the record, my fiance is quite magnificent. I learn everyday how the most perfect person fulfills so much but also leaves so much to be desired for. What I mean is that I’m learning a lot about myself -how selfish and petty a lot of my motives are. As pallid and callow as I may be, love does some quite sublime things to your heart and makes you want to change. It’s really glorious how one person can make your heart beat like a kettle drum, and the next day keep your ego in check. I encourage you all to get married to someone of the opposite sex.

Interesting, Jeff that you say someone of the “opposite” sex…why the delineation? Well, I’ve appropriately called this week: “gay week.” I title it this way because I feel like I’ve learned of all these celebrities that are coming out and proclaiming their alternate lifestyle. It seems to me that I’m hearing and learning of more and more homosexuals in the world around me. While it breaks my heart that these brothers and sisters are choosing this lifestyle, what hurts worse is that they will not experience the awe and mystery in which the male and female relationship truly represents. I think it’s much more powerful of news when those proclaiming this choice also proclaim to be christian. I’m stuck. I really am. Christ has healed me of my sin. Even when I lived in my sin I proclaimed the name of God. Are they of the same nature? Just a different sin? I do not agree with homosexuality, but I’m not writing these words to stand on a soapbox, but to basically type my thoughts…maybe reason through what I’m thinking….Right now I feel as though the world has completely embraced and accepted homosexuality, but I know that the bible in absolutely no way shares that same empathy!! I want to type words of encouragement but right now I’m afraid anything I type would sound cold and without compassion.

Pray, my friends. Pray for those who are struggling with homosexuality. Pray that the church would boldly confront this topic and voice God’s heart on the matter. Pray that you might know the truth and speak the truth to your friends and family who are struggling with this storm in their heart. God can change you and without love we cannot appropriately take this situation head on. Do not be afraid of facing this. As scary as it is, Jesus said: “Do no suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” That’s pretty freaky to think that the gospel is not convenient. Our fear of the homosexual community will keep them out of the gates of heaven long before their homosexuality will.