Originally Posted by Gennee
One thing about God is that He does accept as we are. That's a very comforting thought in comparison to what society and people say and think about us.
That is so true. I had an experience that changed my life, first for the worse, and then for the best.
I was a Jehovah's Witness, and we were taught to confess and we would be forgiven. I confessed and was shunned by all. That was the worse. For 25 years I thought that they were right, that I was "dead in God's eyes." I remember one of elders saying, "If we were still under the Mosaic Law we would gladly stone you to death."
Then I took up meditation, 25 years later. I didn't even know if there were a God by now. A year later in meditation my mind expanded, and I was enveloped in God's Love. There was nothing but that Love, and in that Love I knew that we were all Loved, and that it didn't matter what we did and who we were. And that was the best thing that happened to me in my entire life, this knowing. And now no one can ever take that away from me again.
But to this day I can't feel comfortable in any Christian church; instead I became a Buddhist, and I was glad to hear that my teacher had married gay couples. While I am not a lesbian, this was very important to me.
It saddens me to see how a mother can talk about love and then all the sudden just because you are not what she wants you to be, you are told you have deep problems. I wish you the best.