Give up your faith

“For 40 years,” writes Steve, “I had been a Pastor on college campuses where many students were of the marrying age, and perhaps because I would not accept money for weddings, was often asked to officiate.”

Verse -“Give Up Your Faith”

was what I told several Christians
who were wanting to marry
someone of another Faith.
“It’s the Christian thing to do,”
I said. “Give up what you love
for the person you love.”
(“Remember the Golden Rule?”)

Only a very few became Muslim,
or Buddhist, or Hindu or Jewish,
but I felt those who did were
showing clearly the love of Jesus…
I was glad to be an evangelist.

– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, October 11, 2013

2 thoughts on “Give up your faith

  1. I’m sorry, but I can’t agree with this. I would suggest, rather, that the two people marry and live in mutual love, respect, and peace, each keeping to his/her (or his/his, or her/her) own faith. Whatever holidays are celebrated in either faith can be shared with the other, etc. It would be complicated, and sometimes difficult, but if the two really love one another I believe it can be done.


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