Given By Judith Johnson June 17 2018 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA

Today’s reading is a difficult text. The Bible brings good news but this text brings only bad. This interpretation of Paul is used to condemn homosexuality. Scholars believe that this text is inconsistent and contradictory.  Readers are left to come up with their own interpretation of what Paul was really trying to say.  Sometimes, you just need to realize that this text is not useful, does not represent our God, and let it go. We must instead go with Jesus’s message of inclusion and acceptance. That is the truly good news.