Compassion—love—toward persons infected with HIV is the only authentic Gospel response. It is useful to clarify exactly what the directee means when he or she speaks of experiencing SSAs or why he or she is seeking guidance. The first thing to note is that these Qur'anic passages are second hand accounts: Suddenly, I feel little. Indeed you are a people who are guilty of excess.
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Spiritual accompaniment for persons with same-sex attraction
Spiritual direction can be known by various terms such as spiritual accompaniment and guidance, and the director is also known as a companion, friend, etc. The origins and healing of homosexual attractions. Was it rape, or abuse, or the pursuing of multiple sex partners, or sex with children? The Qur'an speaks at great length about the evil of associating partners with Allah: For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Cameron, Wissow Lawrence S. A sense of failure can lead you into a valley of shame which, in turn, can isolate you from your children, your family, and other communities of support. If we choose the fundamentalist approach, we are confronted by the fact that our scriptures are not always consistent nor even factually correct. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services Our church communities are likewise called to an exemplary standard of love and justice. Every person has an inherent dignity because he or she is created in God's image.