Alpha, Beta and the Omega

I was really glad I went for Alpha this evening. Not that the previous sessions weren’t any good, but this time a few of us decided to be frank, and asked questions we hadn’t dared to ask before. What was the verdict on couples living with each other before getting married? And what about homosexuality? How strictly should we interpret the Bible’s commandments?
One of our Alpha counsellors pointed out that Jesus approached a woman at a well, despite knowing that she was living with a man who was not her husband. I also recalled that He dined with tax collectors and befriended prostitutes. So essentially, He saw their faults, but still reached out to them.
So I don’t understand why some Christians behave like the rest of the world owes them a living. Sure, they may have attended church all their lives, and don’t possess a single drop of deviant blood in their bodies. But I’ve also seen self-proclaimed Christians backstab and deceive other people like any ‘pagan’ would. And it was painful, being met with stony silence after I told certain devotees of my attempts to know God better through Alpha.
But right now, I don’t really care what they think of me. I’m having such a good time at this course that I now find myself wishing that the bell won’t ring so we can have more time to hammer things out with each other. In all honesty.


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